Protests in Colombia threaten to paralyze nation

  • Masked men in Segovia, Colombia tend to a fire-blockade during the beginning of a national strike. Gold miners in Segovia are joining farmers and truckers as they seek a laundry-list of concessions from the government, including reduced gas prices and increased subsidies. NADJA DROST / SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Masked men in Segovia, Colombia tend to a fire-blockade during the beginning of a national strike. Gold miners in Segovia are joining farmers and truckers as they seek a laundry-list of concessions from the government, including reduced gas prices and increased subsidies. NADJA DROST / SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A villager in Segovia, Colombia walks by a barricaded street. The gold-mining town has joined a national strike that includes farmers and truckers. The sectors are asking the government for a laundry-list of concessions including reduced fuel prices and increased subsidies. Nadja Drost / Special to The Miami Herald

  • A villager in Segovia, Colombia walks by a barricaded street. The gold-mining town has joined a national strike that includes farmers and truckers. The sectors are asking the government for a laundry-list of concessions including reduced fuel prices and increased subsidies. Nadja Drost / Special to The Miami Herald

  • Villagers protest on the streets of Segovia, Colombia. The gold-mining town has joined a national strike that includes farmers and truckers. The sectors are asking the government for a laundry-list of concessions including reduced fuel prices and increased subsidies. Nadja Drost / Special to The Miami Herald

  • Protestors face off against police in Segovia, Colombia on the eve of a national strike. Gold miners, farmers and truck drivers, among others, are asking the government for a laundry-list of concessions including reduced fuel prices and increased subsidies. Nadja Drost / Special to The Miami Herald