BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — Although everyone could agree today that Colombia’s Human Rights Defenders deserve recognition and respect, some speakers at the ceremony were not on the same page as the Vice President in regard to how the Colombian government treats these activists. http://www.ntn24.com/noticias/37-human-rights-defenders-assassinated-year-ceremony-speakers-and-vice-president-odds-105878
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — In recognition of National Human Rights Day, the Colombian government today honored its human rights defenders in a special ceremony at the Center of Memory, Peace and Reconciliation in the capital city. ‘True Revolutionaries Make Peace’: Colombia Awards its Human Rights Defenders
Here’s the question: “If you can secure the Plaza de Bolivar as a space for thousands of people to dance salsa, why can’t you secure it as a space for thousands of people to peacefully demonstrate?” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/01-1
In the midst of a nationwide agrarian strike, a documentary about a new law criminalizing farmers for the centuries old practice of saving the best seeds and using them for the next crop is igniting debate about the treatment of the country’s farmers. ‘970’ Asks Why Colombia is Confiscating Farmers’ Rice and Dumping it in…
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BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – Rafael González Ulloa, a partner of multinational Riopaila, revealed the Colombian government knew about former Ambassador Carlos Urrutia’s involvement in the illegal purchase of small farmer lands and that the government itself obstructed investigation. In an interview with Cecilia Orozco Tascón of Bogotá’s El Espectador newspaper published this weekend, González Olloa recounted his repeated…