Category Archives: Colombia

Take Action: Thirteen Colombian Human Rights Defenders Targeted in Death Threat

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Thirteen Colombian human rights defenders received a death threat on July 4 declaring them to be military targets. Among the thirteen are several people with whom CoDev has

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Canada’s first report on Human Rights Impact of Colombia Trade Agreement falls short

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On May 15 the Canadian government tabled its first legally mandated report on the impact of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) on human rights in Parliament. Rather than reviewing and commenting on human rights, the report outlines the methodology … Continue reading

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Indeed the Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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In December 2011, CoDev coordinated a Canadian teachers’ delegation to Colombia. In the following article BC Teachers’ Federation provincial executive member Rick Guenther writes of his experiences during the delegation. I can only begin to imagine life as a union … Continue reading

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Cordoba, Colombia: A dangerous place to be a union leader

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Guest Blogger Irene Lanzinger, B.C. Federation of Labour, shares a report from a recent CoDev delegation to Colombia. On Friday, December 2, Domingo Ayala, the president of the Teachers’ Union of Cordoba (ADEMACOR) walked into our hotel lobby. He was … Continue reading

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Buenaventura, Colombia: Where Free Trade Meets Mass Graves

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“The FTA would deepen the crisis that we are living here because the FTA is synonymous with privatization and privatization is synonymous with unemployment, unemployment is synonymous with poverty and misery and misery is synonymous with loss of autonomy and … Continue reading

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