From paramilitarism to paramilitarism, snapshots of a violent peace in Colombia
This publication has just been presented by the Andean Regional Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the CAPAZ Institute to answer questions including: Are we experiencing a resurgence of paramilitarism in Colombia? What are its old features and how has it been reconfigured? After the demobilization of the FARC, is the counterinsurgent ideological foundation still valid as a justification for paramilitary control of the territory? The publication was compiled by Javier Giraldo Moreno, Leonardo Luna Alzate, Ferdinand Muggenthaler, and CAPAZ Director Stefan Peters.
In nine chapters, written by researchers from the most affected regions, closely linked to social movements or local contexts, the book presents an x-ray of current paramilitaries and identifies continuities and changes in paramilitary phenomena in recent years in Colombia. The research and writing of one of the chapters was supported by Julián Villa-Turek, a young researcher who did his internship at CAPAZ in 2021 and then at the German Parliament in 2022.
The publication can be downloaded for free here.