Category Archives: Human Rights

Urgent Action: Indigenous Activist Assassinated

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Please join CoDev and send a message in protest to the Colombian government. On October 11th, indigenous activist Benecio Flor Belalcazar was assassinated while travelling with his wife to the city of Suarez in the department of Cauca, Colombia. Mr … Continue reading

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Take Action: Colombia, Indigenous Leader Arrested

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CoDev is concerned over the recent detention of Feliciano Valencia, an indigenous leader with the Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca – ACIN). CoDev’s partner NOMADESC has worked closely with ACIN … Continue reading

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Take Action: Colombia, Under Surveillance, June 2015

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CoDev is concerned for the safety of the director of our Colombian partner organization NOMADESC. Berenice Celeita was under surveillance by unidentified individuals after returning from a visit to Canada and the USA to expose human rights violations in Colombia. … Continue reading

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Honduras Free Trade Agreement

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Honduras deal: Another example of Canada’s poor record on trade and human rights. Excerpted from Embassy magazine (Wednesday, July 9, 2014), Bill Fairbairn and Tara Ward are co-chairs, and Stacey Gomez is the co-ordinator of the Americas Policy Group, a … Continue reading

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Women Workers Make Gains in Central America

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Excerpted from CUPE’s International Solidarity Report 2013-14, Executive Director Barbara Wood writes about the amazing work of CoDev/CUPE partners MEC. (you can find a full copy of the CUPE International Solidarity Report at their website) Shouts of joy and celebration … Continue reading

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