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Las Pavas writes to President Santos

The Farmers Association of Buenos Aires (ASOCAB), yesterday, delivered a letter to President Juan Manuel Santos summarizing the continued attacks and threats received by the community of Las Pavas. They appealed to him on his commitment to victims, “Mr. President, you have shown your commitment to victims. By virtue of this commitment we come to … Continue reading

Where two or three… or fifteen are gathered

by Julie Myers For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. –Mt. 18:20 Just weeks after International Women’s Day, March 8th, it seems that the situation of women in the region is as grave as ever. On March 22nd, the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP) asked us to visit … Continue reading

Las Pavas: The Criminalization of Victims

–by Stewart Vriesinga In twisted and perverse judicial manoeuvres the victims of paramilitary and military crimes are increasingly being denied justice, reparation and protection on the grounds that they are in fact perpetrators rather than victims of crimes. Las Pavas is one of several recent examples of this phenomenon. It is not the paramilitaries who … 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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