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  1. Community of Pitalito, Colombia, ordered to leave weeks after returning to their lands

    On July 8th 2013, the community of Pitalito received an eviction order issued by the mayor of Chimichagua, Amauri Villareal Tordecilla. The eviction concerns the families who returned to their land on May 21st 2013, less than two months ago. As it stands, (...)

  2. Canada-Colombia FTA Human Rights Report Fails To Take Human Rights Seriously

    Español For the second year in a row, the Conservative government has failed to live up to its moral obligation to analyze the impact of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) on human rights. The reporting obligation, embedded as a side agreem (...)

  3. Would Scott Brison care to comment? Conservatives fail to take human rights seriously in Canada-Colombia deal

    Conservatives fail to take human rights seriously in Canada-Colombia deal For the second year in a row, the Conservative government has failed tolive up to its moral obligation to analyze the impact of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) on (...)

  4. Another non-report on human rights and trade with Colombia

    Français Tabled June 14, the report’s tone, content, and quiet release leave some wondering what the government is trying to hide. On June 14, the Canadian government quietly tabled its second report on the human rights impacts of the Canada-Colombia Free (...)

  5. Conservatives reneged on agreement to study impact of free trade on human rights in Colombia

    A little report, issued quietly in the middle of June, marked the moment when the Conservatives reneged on an agreement to study how a free-trade deal in Colombia might affect human rights. It’s an odd blind spot for the Tories, who, after all, like to ar (...)

  6. Government tables human rights impact assessment of Canada-Colombia trade deal

    Français The main finding of the Harper government’s first complete human rights impact assessment of the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement (CCOFTA), tabled without almost anyone noticing in the House last week, is that there really isn’t any point in (...)

  7. The rival economics of mining in Colombia

    Colombia is paying a high price for the boom in mining, which is producing unrecognized costs due to the preeminence of a narrow and deficient economic philosophy, according to a new book on the subject. The country is at the forefront of external investm (...)

  8. Not quite letting the sunshine in

    Not quite letting the sunshine in BY JUSTIN LING April- May 2013 Issue Why Ottawa is resisting implementing mandatory reporting of payments made by resources companies to foreign governments. As the G8 works to increase financial oversight and accountabil (...)

  9. Corrupt Colombian government officials granting land to criminals: Ministry

    Corrupt government officials been systematically and illegally granting land to criminals and wealthy people across Colombia for the past five years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Sources within the ministry denounced a “mafia” within governme (...)

  10. Pacific Rubiales earns more in finance than it does in oil

    Español Français This is what can be taken away from a recent study by the Uniciencia Bucaramanga, a Colombian university, entitled 'Mining and Energy Policy: Analysis of the Case of Pacific Rubiales'. The report's author, Mario Alejandro V (...)

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