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violence

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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

Bogotá March: August 29, 2013

August 29, saw thousands of students around the country joined a day of strikes and marched in numerous cities around the country including Bogotá and Medellin. This is a photo essay from a CPT Colombia team member. Follow the ongoing story at Storify.

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

Attempted Arson in Las Pavas

On Monday June 24th as two CPTers arrived to Las Pavas four armed security guards on horses appeared abruptly and prevented them from traveling by motorcycle the rest of the way to the settlement of campesinos.  The guards claimed that the land they were traveling on was private property of the palm company Aportes San Isidro despite … Continue reading

Shots Fired in Las Pavas

On Wednesday April 24th armed security guards from palm oil company Aportes San Isidro fired shots and blew out the tire of the Las Pavas community tractor. The community was transporting building materials to repair homes previously damaged by the palm company. The actions of the security guards is another attempt to prevent the community from … Continue reading

Urgent action: Serious threats to Women leaders and their families

Christian Peacemaker Teams CPT is gravely concerned about the safety and security of the leadership and the families of the Women’s Popular Organization ((Organización Femenina Popular –OFP-), one of CPT’s partners in Colombia. Yolanda Becerra, the national director, and Gloria Amparo Suarez, regional coordinator of the OFP, have been threatened with violence against their children. … Continue reading

Because She is a Woman!

Gloria, a leader and organizer from the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP) and I responded to an emergency accompaniment. Minutes before calling CPT, Gloria had received a call from a friend at social services asking for support for a young woman who was attempting to flee from a situation of sexual slavery. At the Prosecutor General’s … Continue reading

Abundance

By Charletta Erb  In search of sweet cacao fruit, we stopped short at a large hole dug out of the ground. We were visiting DJ who told us about a recent “visit” from the military. The hole remained from a stove used by forty soldiers who spent several days camped at his farm. Over several … Continue reading

Delegation Reflections: Women in Resistance

The July 2012 Colombia delegation is over. The focus of our delegation included the exploration of women’s issues in scenarios of violence and conflict. During the two week delegation, we met with several organizations that are partners of CPT. Representatives of these organizations shared countless narratives with us, with hope that we will return to … Continue reading

Human Rights are also a Human Way of Life

By Alix Lozano Miguel Angel González Gutiérrez,1 the first school of peasant formation, dedicated to strengthening, promoting and defending human rights, was held from June 29th to the July 2nd in Medellin. Active in northeast Antioquia for the last eight years, the school has been advancing the work of CAHUCOPANA. The school leadership are campesinos … Continue reading

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