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Foreign Firms Cash in on Generous Mining Code

22 October 2007

These are prosperous times for Canadian mining and oil companies extracting resources from Colombia.  "We have at least four exploration wells to be drilled throughout Colombia with large value additions for our company," said Scott Price, a spokesperson for Solana resources, an oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Destruction of Colombian Rainforests to Feed Automobiles

7 September 2007

The Colombian government is embarking on a massive expansion of oil palms, sugar cane and other monocultures for agrofuels and other markets at the expense of rainforests, biodiverse grasslands and local communities. Sugar cane monocultures are being expanded in the Cauca Valley, whilst hundreds of thousands of hectares are being turned into oil palm plantations in the Pacific region, the eastern planes and the Caribbean region.

Violence continues against afro-colombian communities

21 August 2007

On June 21st, Luis Alberto, who I know better as ‘Janio’, was walking back to his home in the Humanitarian Zone of El Tesoro when he was assaulted by five illegally armed paramilitaries, who tied him up for half an hour, kicking him and threatening to kill him, accusing him and other community members of being guerrillas. Now, two weeks later I wonder if Janio is, like me, still recovering from the shock of the event.

10 Years after Operation Genesis: Ecological walk

14 February 2007

from ashes to hope, from death to life.

15th – 23rd February, 2007

10 years of destruction
10 years working towards dignity
10 years pursuing the dignity of the self and the future of humanity


Asociación de familiares de las Víctimas de Riosucio CLAMORES

Asociación de cabildos Cuna, Embara, Katio, ACIKEK

Resguardo Indígena Jooin Pubuur - Cacarica

Familias de los Consejos Comunitarios del Cacarica de Autodeterminación, Vida, Dignidad del Cacarica-CAVIDA-.

Newsletter 2007

1 January 2007

Members of the PASC list


Greetings to all! Here is a short newsletter describing the PASC activities in this beginning of the

year 2007.


To all people interested in international accompaniment in Colombia: the training session will

take place from January to May 2007. Nevertheless, it is possible to join even if it has already

started. Just fill in the form at this address: and contact us at:

Digging Up Canadian Dirt in Colombia

6 November 2006

Up a flight of stairs, behind double-enforced bulletproof glass and a large, silent bodyguard sits the office of Francisco Ramírez, a mining-policy researcher and president of Sintraminercol, Colombia’s state mineworkers’ union. Mining policy really isn’t sexy stuff and researching it usually isn’t a dangerous occupation, but some of Mr. Ramírez’s conclusions can mean life or death, both literally and figuratively. “Once they tried to kill me right here in this office,” said the researcher, who has survived seven assassination attempts.

Canadian company Enbridge Spreads Disaster in Colombia

1 October 2004

In the December 2000/January 2001 Monitor, I reported that Enbridge Inc., one of Canada's leading energy corporations, was linked to death squads in Colombia according to information provided by Amnesty International. Below, I examine the impact of this revelation in Canada as well as detail the further damage caused in Colombia by the consortium of which Enbridge is a part.