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Chris Knestrick

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Colombia, Women, War, and the Social Movement

Interview with Ana Teresa Lozada, originally published May 2010. by Chris Knestrick Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) had the opportunity to sit down with Ana Teresa Rueda Lozada to do an interview about the reality of womyn in Colombia, particularly the region of Magdalena Medio to understand how the conflict is affecting womyn. Also, CPT wanted … Continue reading

The Other War: 4 things you should know about Colombia’s armed conflict

by Chris Knestrick Contrary to what major world news sources say, the war in Colombia is about much more than drugs. So much of what the global north consumes comes from Colombia – flowers, bananas, coffee, chocolate, gold, oil, coal, palm oil – so why do we know so little about this country? The war … Continue reading

U.S. wants Free Trade Agreement while Human Rights Deteriorate

by Chris Knestrick While the United States considers a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia, the human rights situation in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia has deteriorated dramatically, culminating on the 17th of August with a massacre in the township of El Dorado. The United States House of Representatives and Senate will probably vote … Continue reading

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