Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Urgent Actions

Threats against a community leader member of USO in Puerto Gaitan (Meta)

18 July 2013

Between the 11th and the 16th of July, a delegation of 17 canadian civil society and parliament representatives carried out a mission of observation in Colombia, to evaluate the consequences of the intense oil production activities of the canadian registered Pacific Rubiales Energy(PRE) in Puerto Gaitan, in the province of Meta. The delegation attended  the Public Hearing held in Puerto Gaitan July 13th and 14th.

Mining activist and PASC partner receives death threats in Nariño, Colombia

7 June 2013

On June 6, 2013, Luzmila Ruano Gavira, human rights activist and member of the Committee for the Integration of the Colombian Massif (CIMA), received death threats for her community organizing against mining exploration projects in the Department of Nariño, Colombia. At 9:50 am, Ms. Ruano Gavira was approached by a man in downtown Pasto, the capital of Nariño, who yelled: "Ms. Luzmila, Ms. Luzmila, stop with the mining organizing because you are too pretty a woman to die."

Hooded armed mens in El Guamo, Curvarado

3 April 2013

 

Ground Report

This afternoon, in the community of El Guamo, inside the collective territory of Curvarado, on land that is being ocupied ilegally by the palm company Palmadó, an hooded armed group was seen. Two days ago, they were also seen in the same place.

The hooded mans left to go in direction of "No hay como Dios" community.

Colombia: Shots fired at vehicle of Father Alberto

15 February 2013

On 13 February 2013, three pellets were fired at the vehicle of Father Alberto Franco, a prominent human rights defender and Executive Secretary of the Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz (Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace CIJP).

Support Teofilo Acuna, president of the FEDEAGROMISBOL, Sur de Bolivar

23 November 2012

The mining of rich agricultural lands in Colombia has led to the destruction of communities, disruption of traditional ways of life and the empowerment of paramilitaries protecting the interests of powerful local elites and international companies.  Human rights defenders like Teófilo Acuña, leader of the agro-mining federation FEDEAGROMISBOL, are at the forefront of protecting land and community rights, and face serious threat as a result.

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