The lives of the inhabitants of this Peruvian region could be put in danger when they protest, but they know that if they do not say anything today, the diseases they suffer as a result of the mining operations will mean that tomorrow they die silenced. They have witnessed the destruction of their land.
The mining business is growing but the quality of life of the communities has worsened considerably. They have denounced abuses of their human rights and the destruction of their territories for over forty years now. Every day they face consuming contaminated water and diseases caused by the presence of toxic metals in their blood.
To military coups, dictatorships and other direct forms of waging this cold war can be added new forms of interventionism, of modern warfare, which (without ignoring Washington’s repeated direct military intervention in the region) have centred on economic sabotage, the media war and terrorism. Terrorism is financed and directed by specialised agencies of the United States, which have started to be joined by European countries and Israel.
Persecuted, threatened with death and exiled in France, Daniel Mendoza, the author of the documentary series “Matarife, Un genocida innombrable” (An unspeakable genocide) talks about what millions of Colombians keep silent out of fear and what few media outlets reveal. And he talks about how there can be no democracy where […]
There have been eight governments since the taking and retaking of the Palace of Justice in Colombia. All possible doors to justice have been tried but the perpetrators are still at large. And yet, the stigmatisation continues, and the families remain in a permanent state of internal mourning.