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In Solidarity with Colombian People in Struggle
venezuela / colombia | miscellaneous | press release Friday May 14, 2021 05:18 by Various anarchist organisations giocganarkismo at riseup dot net
Internationalist Joint Statement
Today, the world looks at Colombia, its streets and roads being the stage where people have shown dignified rage in a powerful cry which cannot go unnoticed. Social protests happening uninterruptedly since April 28 are the response to the exacerbation of poverty and the precariousness of life, immediate consequences of neoliberalism. Amid a sanitary, economic, and social crisis, the latter has manifested itself in 1.7 million Colombian families feeding themselves only two meals a day or less, a 14.2% unemployment rate, and nearly half of the population (42.2%) living in poverty.
People from different regions around the world currently experience similar situations. In Latin America, for instance, by the end of last year, the overall poverty rate was about 33.75%, the unemployment rate about 10.7%, and 78 million people were living in extreme poverty (8 million more than in 2020). The governments in office have responded to this social crisis by implementing policies of structural adjustment, which in this case has meant the increase and diversification of taxation for the working class as austerity measures. In Colombia, the far-right government of Iván Duque attempted the above through its third attempt at tax reform in his term of office. Those who pay for the crisis are not its producers, but the exploited and impoverished.
International solidarity with people’s struggle!