Author Archives: Barbara

Notes on the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement

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In 2007 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened negotiations for a free trade agreement with Colombia signalling shared values of “freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law”. Given that Colombia was the worst violator of human rights in … Continue reading

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Rios Montt Trial Annulled

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Yesterday’s annulment or suspension of the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt and his chief of intelligence, General Rodriguez Sanchez, is a setback to the process of bringing to justice those people responsible for the more than 200,000 … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Labour Rights in Medellin, Colombia

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The Frontlines delegation spent a day and a half in Medellin, Colombia – most of it in the company of FENALTRASE – Antioquia, the provincial branch of the national federation of state workers. We have been working together with FENALTRASE … Continue reading

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Three Days in Cali

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CoDev Executive Director, Barbara Wood, is travelling as one of the coordinators of the 2013 delegation of the Frontlines Initiative – a joint project of four Canadian public sector unions working together in solidarity with Colombia since 2004 – and … Continue reading

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Land, Trade & Democracy

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CoDev & the Connective Project are excited to invite you to join us on September 21 & 22, 2012 to a dialogue about the Colombian conflict, Canada-Colombia relations and our role as Canadians. The conference will bring local Colombians and … Continue reading

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