Dan Kovalik

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 07:12
"I am in a Kafkaesque situation," Kaleil explained when he phoned me from his prison in Bogotá, Colombia. "I was in La Picota prison for months, and now they have me in what they call 'The Bunker' underneath the offices of the Fiscalia [in English, Prosecutor]." He explains that, since early September 2015, he has been held in a Colombian prison on a U.S. warrant for alleged accounting fraud in connection with a software company he ran until early 2012 called KIT Digital.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 07:28
Colombia, the number one ally of the U.S. in the Western Hemisphere and one of the top recipients of U.S. military aid in the world, accounts for a massive proportion of all human rights defenders (HRDs) killed worldwide.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:43
A tragic milestone went virtually unreported in the English-speaking press last week, as Colombia's Victims Unit released its report indicating that the number of victims of Colombia's civil war has now surpassed 7 million.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 00:00
For the most part, these victims have been advocates for the poor and have been killed by right-wing paramilitaries aligned with the Colombian state and military
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 00:00
While Colombia has stumbled through a number of peace processes, the U.S. has never supported any of these, instead deciding, as is its wont generally, to give masses of military aid to Colombia.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 00:00
Meanwhile, in Colombia, at least a dozen unionists have been killed in that country so far this year, with two union teachers killed within recent days, including one in the city of Cali.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 00:00
The proposed Colombia FTA is also intended to do the very same -- to protect the rights of multi-national corporations over the basic human rights of the Colombian people.
Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 00:00
As it has for many successive years now, Colombia continues to be the union murder capital of the world.
Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 00:00
The largest mass grave unearthed in Colombia was discovered by accident last year just outside a Colombian Army base in La Macarena.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 00:00
I guess Bob Dylan said it best when he wrote, "All the criminals in their suits and their ties, are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise . . . ."