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INCODER

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El Guayabo Celebrates!

The small Colombian community of El Guayabo, supported by neighboring communities, resisted an eviction on Tuesday, November 19th, that Police Inspector Leonel Gutierrez Lagares ordered, which had it succeeded would have displaced the community’s teacher from land that has served as his livelihood for the past 25 years. The November 19th eviction order is the … Continue reading

New Acts of Terrorism Against the Community of Las Pavas

Following the recent attacks on the community of Las Pavas, ASOCAB, the farmers association relased the following denoucement. PUBLIC DENOUNCEMENT THE FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF BUENOS AIRES “ASOCAB” denounces, before the national and international community, the acts of terrorism to which we are victims, which we add to our previous complaints of assaults by the private … Continue reading

Titles put smiles on their faces

This is a short photo collage showing the happiness the people of Garzal felt the day they received their titles!

Food Crisis in Las Pavas

Since their return to the land on April 4th 2011 the community of Las Pavas has suffered dozens of attacks and threats from employees of oil palm company Aportes San Isidro (ASI). These threats have involved burning of homes, theft of fence materials, gunshots fired at community members and continual verbal harassment. Earlier this week … Continue reading

116 families celebrate!

Earlier this week INCODER, the government institution that oversees land titling and rural development forfeited the land away from Aportes San Isidro S.A., the palm oil company that had invaded the territories belonging to the community of Las Pavas. This decision is a significant step towards the rightful ownership of the land by the community. … Continue reading

New Threats to the Community of Las Pavas by Palm Oil Company Aportes San Isidro

On September 27, 2012 Miriam Villegas, Director of the Colombian Institute for Rural Development, INCODER, the office responsible for the titling of Las Pavas lands announced that 11 plots are vacant land (state land) and that 10 of them should be titled to families of Las Pavas. This small victory for the community comes at … Continue reading

Garzal’s President, Reverend Salvador Alcántera, Forced to Flee for His Life

On Friday, December 9th, shortly after Salvador was warned that armed actors wearing balaclavas had come looking for him, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Colombia accompanied Salvador and his family safely out of the Magdalena Medio region. CPT has been accompanying Garzal and Nueva Esperanza’s struggle to remain on their lands for more than four years … Continue reading

The Miracle of Las Pavas Continues

Christian Peacemaker Jenny Rodriguez and I visited the community of Las Pavas last month (May 2011). It was good to see them back on their land, where I first met them in March of 2009! The Colombian Constitutional Court has recognized that the community’s claims on these lands have merit and must be re-examined, so the … Continue reading

The Miracle of Las Pavas continues

by Stewart Vriesinga Christian Peacemaker Jenny Rodriguez and I visited the community of Las Pavas last month (May 2011). It was good to see them back on their land, where I first met them in March of 2009! The Colombian Constitutional Court has recognized that the community’s claims on these lands have merit and must … Continue reading

Twitter Updates

  • RT @Justapaz_Col: Pedimos sus oraciones para que sean respetados los derechos de los campesinos de la comunidad del Guayabo como ocupantes… 15 hours ago
  • RT @FelicianoValen: No es posible que en tiempos de paz policías ultrajen, humillen y maltraten indígenas en la capital, no es justo, repud… 3 weeks ago
  • RT @CesPazCol: "Los campamentos de refugio humanitario ha sido la única forma de mostrar la crisis de nuestro territorio" Ricaurte García… 3 weeks ago

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