Protests are erupting across the Americas. In Colombia, which joined the growing sites of discontent across the region toward the end of November, protesters have mobilized against the administration of Iván Duque and its neoliberal economic policies.
“There is a total autonomy of the Colombian social movement that has awoken and begun to grow,” Edgar Mojica, the general secretary of the Central Union of Workers in Colombia (CUT), tells The Progressive. “A diverse social movement . . . is showing its nonconformity and indignation about parts of the Colombian society,” he says. “These groups have managed to maintain a permanent mobilization in nearly every city of Colombia.”