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  1. Canada-Colombia Free Trade: Another Human Rights Report without human rights

    Amnesty International is deeply concerned that for the second year in a row, the Canadian government’s required report to Parliament about human rights and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) fails to contain any analysis about human rights r (...)

  2. Colombia farmers' uprising puts the spotlight on seeds

    Français On 19 August, Colombian farmers' organisations initiated a massive nationwide strike. They blocked roads, dumped milk on cars and basically stopped producing food for the cities. The problem? Farmers are being driven out of existence by the (...)

  3. Colombia Nationwide Strike Against 'Free Trade', Privatization, Poverty

    Ignored by English-language media, rural uprisings spread across industries as hundreds of thousands protest US-backed govt By, Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams Protests in Sincelejo A nationwide strike in Colombia—which started as a rural pea (...)

  4. Verdict of the Popular Tribunal On the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia

    In a press release on August 18, 2013, the final day of the  Popular Tribunal on the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia, the Colombian Redher network published the jury's final verdict. A complete document will be made public soon in order to (...)

  5. Colombian Connection: Canadian Neocolonialism in the Global South

    For more than half a century, Latin America has been a testing ground for American imperialism and its policies of economic shock therapy, resource extraction and covert paramilitary funding. From historic US involvement in military coups in Chile and Gua (...)

  6. Cosying up with mining industry

    Matchmaking session gives miners, NGOs chance to team up for projects, but not everyone is happy about the process MONTREAL- Somewhere inside the vast Palais des Congrès, a strange sort of “speed dating” session will be held this weekend to match some unl (...)

  7. Public denunciation: Threats against Movice leaders and organizations

    Español Français On august 4th 2013, a threat entitled “comunicado público #12” with the headline “Los Rastrojos, Comandos Urbanos” has been issued. It mentioned several organizations, human rights defenders, lawyers and politicians of opposition. In this (...)

  8. Murders of human rights defenders jump sharply in Colombia

    A study by Somos Defensores, a non-governmental protection program for human rights defenders, reveals shocking growth in murders of Colombian human rights defenders. The chart below illustrates that in 2012, the number of murders was nearly 14 times what (...)

  9. Pacific Rubiales provides operational update

    TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/- Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC; BOVESPA: PREB) today provided an update on its current operating activities. These include: (1) the receipt of the environmental licence required to increase water inj (...)

  10. Pacific Rubiales union problems: a year later, new weirdness

    Interfax has a clear, complete report on what reporter Anatoly Kurmanaev and I saw in the Colombian llanos two weeks ago. I have written to Pacific Rubiales requesting comment on the story and will update this post if they get in touch. From Interfax: Wha (...)