Category Archives: Colombia

Colombian Civic Strike Leaders Visit Canada

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In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable three-week civic strike that forced the Colombian government to negotiate solutions to the city’s pressing social and human rights crisis. Residents literally shut down Colombia’s most important trade route. Many, many activists were … Continue reading

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Urgent Action: Killings & Death Threats in Colombia

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Call on Colombian authorities to stop the killing, stigmatization and death threats against social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia.

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Urgent Action: Mass Arrests in Colombia

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Please call on Colombia’s President to release rights defenders arrested April 20-22.

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Victory for Public Education in Colombia

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After 37 days of striking, CODEV partner the Federation of Colombian Educators (FECODE) reached an agreement with the Ministry of Education in Colombia. Teachers were joined by students and parents in organized peaceful actions across the country, in some cases … Continue reading

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Update from Buenaventura, Colombia

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On Tuesday June 6, Colombian authorities and community leaders in the Pacific port of Buenaventura reached a deal to lift the 21 day civil strike that emphatically demanded the national government and President Juan Manual Santos, to fulfill their commitments … Continue reading

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