February 20, 2017

Acquitted Colombian professor to resume teaching

Miguel Ángel Beltrán Villegas, the Colombian professor who was arrested in Mexico in 2009 and acquitted on Friday of accusations of being a member of the FARC, announced Wednesday he will resume teaching. A city judge decided Friday that Beltrán would be allowed to go free, "given the inconsistencies (of the evidence),"  … continue reading >>

CCS Requests a Fair Trial for Colombian Sociology Professor

Dr. Miguel Angel Beltran Villegas, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad National de Colombia, was arrested in May 2009 on terrorism charges. Academic colleagues in Colombia and abroad believe that Dr. Villegas is a serious researcher of politics and social conflict in Colombia and that the allegations are being made in retaliation for his criticism of the government. They also  … continue reading >>