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The Land of Fire: threats to communities
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The Land of Fire: threats to communities

On Thursday 2 December, the London-branch of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign will be holding a panel discussion on Colombian communities under threat. Catatumbo, a remote village in the north-eastern region of Colombia that is rich in biodiversity and indigenous culture, is also rich in oil, coal and the coca plant, […]

Nestor Kirschner: death and hypocrisy
In Focus Latin America

Nestor Kirschner: death and hypocrisy

Death takes on a new meaning. It’s the kind which journalist, writer and poet Osvaldo Ardizzone said ‘we should do away with’: where people become sentimental and affectionate about someone they criticized before their death. For there should be a respectful silence once ‘that thing’ happens, right? Juan Carlos Camaño* […]

Focsa and its holiday celebration
Latin America

Focsa and its holiday celebration

Founded in 1983 by Lucia Holguin de Vazquez Carrisoza, the UK-based Friends of Colombia for Social Aid (FOCSA) charity has been helping provide medical care to children in need for 27 years. When her husband became the Colombian Ambassador to Great Britain, Lucía Holguin de Vazquez Carrisoza and a group […]

Piedad Córdoba banned: a blow to peace
Globe Latin America

Piedad Córdoba banned: a blow to peace

“Humanitarian work is being criminalized, they are criminalizing the task of securing peace’’, was the warning fired by the Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba in the face of national and international public opinion, when responding to a legal ruling against her. Alberto Corona Admired by many and criticized by others, the […]

Mapuche hunger strike ends
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Mapuche hunger strike ends

The news was confirmed near dawn by the Archbishop of the Chilean province of Concepción, Ricardo Ezzati and the imprisoned indigenous spokeswoman Natividad Llanquileo. Heidy Morin Rueda Representatives of the Mapuche hunger strike in Chile announced the end of the crackdown began last July 12 to protest the anti-terrorism law. […]