Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Indigenous Minga

14 September 2008

After facing the police's bullets, and suffering one death and 122 serious injuries, the Minga of Social and Communitarian Resistance finally gets President Uribe to agree to a public debate in La Maria Indigenous Reserve, Piendamo, Cauca department, Colombia on 2nd November 2008. Minga leader and head of the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council Aida Quilcue gives this emotional, inspirational speech, live on national television and addressing President Uribe and his cabinet directly. Just over a month later, on 16th December 1008, Aida's husband Edwin Legarda was murdered by the Colombian army when they ambushed his car in an attack meant for Aida herself. Seven soldiers are currently on trial for the crime.

 

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