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Persecution of social movement leaders: we continue to blaze the trail of peace in Colombia and across the continent

7 May 2018

We denounce the government of Colombia’s systematic persecution of the popular movement, human rights advocates, and social movement and ethnic leaders as a manifestation of the prevailing state terrorism in our country.

As of April 20, more than 30 persons belonging to social movement organizations, some of them former mayors and councillors in the departments of Nariño, Cauca, and Valle del Cauca were arrested as part of ongoing attempts to criminalize protest and social mobilization.

Peasants of Arauca: “We are eradicating coca for the defence of life”

24 April 2018

The story of the peasants of Arauca who resolved to eliminate coca in defence of life”

After eleven years, the government of Colombia has taken the unprecedented step of claiming the credit for the eradication of coca, with no acknowledgment of the manual labour freely given by the communities to pull up illicit crops in this department.

Targeting of activists continues in Colombia

6 April 2018

Two murders over the Easter weekend highlight the danger human rights defenders are in despite the ongoing peace process

Fotos of forcibly disappeared people in Colombia

By Zoe PC / The Dawn News / April 4

Cromatografia as a tool to fight for food sovereignty

6 April 2018


Impregnation of a soil croma performed in a Cali artisanal laboratory, April 2, 2018. The result shows a strong presence of organic material and minerals, however, not available due to soil compaction. In other words, the nutrients that make up a soil are visually present but for lack of balance and energy (aeration, access to water), they remain in disharmonies: the different zones are clearly distinguishable. For more information, see chapter II of Jairo Restrepo's book.

El Guayabo community return to their land

4 April 2018

13 January. Colombia. “It all started on 17 September 2002. The situation with the paramilitaries was really bad around here. And then, a decade later, on 11 December 2012, they started taking legal action,” recounted a member of the community of El Guayabo y Bellaunión (Municipality of Puerto Wilches, Departament of Santander), who were evicted from their land on December 13.

La Piedra - Information and analysis bulletin on extractivism here and in Colombia - February 2018

31 January 2018

This bulletin consists of an electronic version (below), but also a PDF version that we invite you to print and distribute in your circles. We also encourage you to invite you your allies and subscribe to this email list to receive this bulletin, news from our activities and “urgent action” when injustices occur in Colombia that are attributable to the actions of Canadian companies.

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Extractive sector: waiting for justice

19 January 2018

Canada is the largest investor in the Colombian extractive sector, an industry which covers forty percent of the country’s territoryi. The growth of this sector has been accompanied by increases in human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations (TNCs) operating in the region.