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Advocate, Federation, Garzal and Nueva Esperanza, Las Pavas

Dreams 2012

Some dreams from our partners:

“Happiness is not doing as like, instead it’s liking what you do, and analizing the good to transform the bad. Turn your life into a dream and your dream a reality.” Leidys of the Southern Bolivar Agricultural-mining Federation

“An equitable Tiquisio for everyone, where we can raise our children, live, grow and study in peace, freedom and complete joy. A Tiquisio that in the midst of the immense darkness in our country, keeps the fire of justice and truth burning. We as the fire struggle and burn to keep us lit each day. That at all times our struggle be arduous and constant. We dream that this fire not go out so quickly.” Genys, Tiquisio, South of Bolivar

“We dream of a better life for working people. These dreams will be achieved to the extent that each worker opens his/her heart to interact affectionately extending arms to welcome their closest sisters and brothers. To the extent that the child in the manger gives the capacity to dream of the liberation of a people enslaved by the lust for power. Many working people have allied with the workers because there lacks a child to show them the light of dreams of peace and justice, to dream that another world is possible on equal terms for everyone. Merry Christmas and renew our spirit to continue raising our voices of Good News for the impoverished.” Sisters of Saint John the Evangelist “Juanistas”

“I dream dreams of a country where people have what they need to meet their needs, a country full of freedom with people sharing their wealth.” Hernando, Pax Christi

“May the displaced in Colombia return to their lands and have the necessary guaranties to be live dignified in the Campo.” Salvador Alcántara Pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Garzal and vice-president of the Association of Alternative Producers of Simiti – ASPROAS, South of Bolivar.

“That the land process of Garzal move forward and come to an end in 2012.” Nidia Alian president of womens group of Foursquare Gospel Church, Garzal, Simiti, South of Bolivar

“Having a productive farm where I can earn a living, with a title in order to get access to credits and pay the workers.” José Chinchilla farmer, Garzal, Simiti, South of Bolivar

“Fixing our houses and have good working chicken barn and project.” Doris Trillos and Ligia Garzal Oliveros, women from Simiti, South of Bolivar

“Having a road to Santa Rosa del Sur for transport our food crops” Luis Florez Ruiz Community Action Committee President,Nueva Esperanza, Simiti, South of Bolivar

“Give the lands of Pavas to us the peasants of the Association of Buenos Aires farmers ASOCAB.” Martinez Alniedis Las Pavas farmer, El Peñon, South of Bolivar

“Consolidating the process while staying in the territory with a dignified life.” Narciso Beleño leader of the Southern Bolivar Agricultural-mining Federation – FEDEAGROMISBOL

“That communities be aware that there really is the threat of theft of our land and we take efforts to defend what has so long belonged to our communities” Mayra Tarazona secretary of the FEDEAGROMISBOL, Santa Rosa del Sur

“Return, to continue living in Barrancabermeja” Jacqueline Rojas leader of the Popular Womens Organization and adviser to the CPT Colombia team.

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About CPT Colombia

CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) Colombia is an International organization seeking to be allies for and partner with communities who are threatened with displacement and violence. We try to support their initiatives to promote justice and peace and their resistance to attempts by those who oppress them and seek to dispossess them of their land, culture and livelihoods.

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