The working-class history of the Republic of Colombia

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Peasant Protests Spread In Colombia
By Mark Friedman, the Militant, 7 October 1996. Protests of agricultural producers, impact of President Samper's ‘war on drugs,’ assassinations, paramilitary groups, and repression of airline workers.
Health workers on strike in Colombia over government broken promises
ICFTU OnLine, 5 June 1997.
Colombia's Dirty War on Labor
By Dennis Grammenos, Labor Notes, August 1998. The neo-liberal agenda is being imposed on Colombian workers through the union-busting overhauling of the country's labor code and the unrelenting terror of death-squads.
Communists Hold Conference Right in Bogota
By Andy McInerney, Workers World, 22 October 1998. For the first time in seven years, the Colombian Communist Party (PCC) is holding a national congress. Its 17th congress opened in the capital city of Bogota on Oct. 8.
Unions claim seven activists killed during Colombian strike
Agence France-Presse, 27 October 1998. Seven organized labor leaders, including the vice-president of Colombia's largest union, were killed during a three-week strike by some 800,000 state employees over wages and privatization.
Bus, taxi drivers aggravate Colombia labor unrest
Reuters, 28 April 1999. Senior labour leaders warn Colombia facing a social ‘time-bomb.’.
Unionists in Colombia: a high-risk occupation
ICFTU, November 1999. Summary of the report prepared by the Colombian Commission of Jurists for the Workers' Confederation of Colombia (CTC), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the Inter-American Regional Workers' Organisation (ICFTU-ORIT).