More than five million Colombians — 10 percent of the country’s total population — have taken to the streets over the past two weeks to protest neoliberal policies, government corruption, police brutality, and the systematic murder of activists.
Aaron Tauss teaches political science at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, also in Medellín.
Recent elections in Colombia saw the Right’s Iván Duque win the presidency. But the Colombian left had its most impressive turnout in history.
Say “Colombian peace talks,” and you’ll likely think of the FARC. But another guerrilla group is key to securing a transformative peace.
The benefits of peace between FARC and the Colombian government will not be widely felt.