Category Archives: Colombia

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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Troubled by the Murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo

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CoDev, along with many other civil society organizations, have signed on to a letter addressed to the Embassy of Canada in Colombia calling for full cooperation in the investigations surrounding the murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo.  We invite you … Continue reading

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Displaced Afro-Colombian Community Organization Threatened

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We have recently received the attached urgent action from our partner NOMADESC regarding a disturbing attack on COPDICONC, an organization of Afro-Colombian communities from Nariño and southern Cauca, many of whom have been forcibly

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