Update (November 9, 2011): As was widely predicted, the Frente Sandinista (FSLN) won the presidential elections in Nicaragua on Sunday. Nicaraguan papers are reporting interesting numbers: FSLN 62%; Arnoldo Alemán’s PLC 6%; the Liberal PLI party 31%; the other two (more…)
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 to take a moment to read the full text of the letter. (more…)
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 (more…)
Earlier this year CoDev’s partner MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) participated in a video: Todas Juntas, Todas Libres or Women United and Free. Women United and Free is an artistic endeavour envisioned by (more…)
Climate change, speculation and coffee
Noticed higher prices for coffee? Coffee prices, along with many other agricultural commodities, have increased dramatically over the past few years, reaching levels not seen in over 30 years. Why the sudden increase? Two of the factors to blame are climate change and speculation.
Coffee requires a long rainy season and a long hot, dry season to flourish. In Nicaragua and Guatemala, farmers have reported rain during the dry season and drought during the rainy season, and say that as a result, (more…)