With 37 Human Rights Defenders Assassinated this year, Ceremony Speakers at Odds with Vice President

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

Rio Paila Partner says Colombian Government Knew about Ambassador’s Shady Land Dealings

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…