Part of a four-part series on the security situation, and related human rights and environmental harms, in Guaviare department.
The publication verifies, and describes characteristics of, the killings of 222 social leaders between President Iván Duque’s August 2018 inauguration and March 2020.
Social leaders are also under attack in the poor and working-class neighborhoods of Bogotá.
Social leader killings have exploded in Caquetá, and few even get investigated.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
A look at the work of, and severe threats faced by, social leaders in Cauca, the department of Colombia where more leaders have been killed than anywhere else.
A portrayal of indigenous communities resisting mining projects in southern Córdoba department.
Profile of a Cauca campesino leader killed by the Army in 2017, and his effort to establish a Campesino Guard and reserve zones for small landholders.
The story of an indigenous leader killed in northern Cauca in 2018, and the legacy of his work with the Indigenous Guard.
Profiles of some of the social leaders killed so far in 2020, according to the records that the organization Somos Defensores has been able to verify.