Colombia

AFGJ commemorates Colombia National Victim’s Day

Colombia commemorates today. April 9, 2021, the tenth anniversary of the National Victm’s Day. This day was institutionalized by ex-president Manuel Santos, thru the Victims and Land Restitution Law, to recognized and compensate Colombian victims of human rights abuses during the long-running arm conflict. The Victims and Land Restitution law, defines a victim as “those people…

Buenaventura: Narcotráfico, Conflicto Armado y Paz Neoliberal

por Eunice Escobar Click here to read in English Buenaventura, el Pacifico colombiano y otras regiones del país continúan sumergidos en una ola de violencia que ha conllevado a nuevos altos índices de confinamiento y desplazamiento interno forzado. El territorio ancestral alrededor de este puerto internacional es una zona afectada por el conflicto armado y…

Buenaventura: Drug-Trafficking, Armed Conflict and Neoliberal Peace

by Eunice Escobar, translated from Spanish original by Adrián Boutureira Para leer el original en español… Buenaventura, the Colombian Pacific and other regions of the country remain submerged in a wave of violence that has led to all-new highs in rates of confinement and forced internal displacement. The ancestral territory around this international port is…

Crisis in Buenaventura, Colombia

by Maya Hernández Send an email to Colombian authorities to demand an end to the displacement and violence in Buenaventura Buenaventura is the main port for Colombian foreign trade and the second largest city in the prosperous state of Valle del Cauca. Historically, the territory has been inhabited by Afro-descendants, indigenous peoples, and campesinos. Despite…

Crisis en Buenaventura, Colombia

Buenaventura, Colombia, tiene el puerto principal de comercio al exterior y la segunda ciudad más grande del próspero estado del Valle del Cauca. Históricamente, el territorio ha sido habitado por afrodescendientes, indígenas, y campesinos. A pesar de la diversidad y riqueza cultural de este territorio, es conocido principalmente por sus altos niveles de pobreza, dificultades…