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…

Indigenous Land Grab on the Horizon: Act Now to Save Oak Flat!

By: Madeline McClure BHP and Rio Tinto, two of the world’s largest resource extraction companies, have earned themselves a solid reputation for obliterating native lands and communities throughout the world. Leaders in the international mining market, the British-Australian companies are globally condemned for their labor, environmental and human rights abuses. Today, they’re hard at work…

Entrevista: A Pesar de la Escalada de Asesinatos en Colombia, Este Sindicato de Trabajadores Agrícolas Lucha por el Derecho a la Tierra

por Maya Hernández To read in English FENSUAGRO o la Federación Nacional Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria, es una federación de sindicatos de trabajadores agrícolas con sede en Colombia que aboga por los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas, jornaleros, indígenas rurales y afrocolombianos. Luchan por una reforma agraria integral y por su derecho a vivir y trabajar…

Interview: Despite Escalating Assassinations, Colombian Farmworker Union Fights for the Right to the Land

Nury Martinez (holding flag in red scarf) with members of Fensuagro, US Labor Against the War, and AFGJ

by Maya Hernández (Published in Labor Notes) en español The situation has recently gotten even worse in Colombia—already the world’s most dangerous place to be a union member. Right now social movement leaders, union members, and participants in the peace process are being killed at a rate of more than one victim per day. With…