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U'wa Communiqué

April 3, 2000 | Press Release

Cubará The Traditional Authories of the U'wa People, the Asssociation ASOU"WA and the social organizations that have been mobilized for the last 43 days exercising our constitutional rights to assembly and peaceful protest and those of us who have blocked the road to Soberanía in the Cubará Boyacá, in defense of our thousand-year-old culture, the environment and national sovereignty, inform public opinion of the f [...]More »

COMUNICADO AL A OPINION PUBLICA

April 3, 2000 | Press Release

Cubará, Las autoridades tradicionales del cabildo mayor U`WA, la Asociación ASOU`WA y las Organizaciones Sociales, que estamos movilizados hace 43 días ejerciendo el derecho constitucional a la movilización y la protesta pacífica y quienes bloqueamos la ruta de la Soberanía en el Municipio de Cubará Boyacá, en defensa de la cultura milenaria, el medio ambiente y la soberanía nacional, nos permitimos manifest [...]More »

U'wa Indians Win Injunction Against Occidental in Colombian Courts in Washington U'wa Roberto Perez Offers Statement

March 31, 2000 | Press Release

Washington, DC - Handing the U'wa an important victory, a Colombian court has ordered Occidental Petroleum Corp to halt all construction work on the Gibraltar 1 well site on sacred ancestral land of the U'wa tribe. [...]More »

Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa Confronta al Vice Presidente de Oxy en el Despacho de la Congresista Mckinney en Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2000 | Press Release

Washington, DC - Roberto Pérez, Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa, en los primeros días de su visita a los Estados Unidos, ayer confrontó al sorprendido Vice Presidente de Occidental (Oxy), Larry Meriage, en el despacho legislativo de la Congresista del Estado de Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, miembro del Subcomité de Relaciones Internacionales sobre Operaciones Internacionales y Derechos Humanos del Congreso. Según [...]More »

Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa Confronta al Vice Presidente de Oxy en el Despacho de la Congresista Mckinney en Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2000 | Press Release

Washington, DC - Roberto Pérez, Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa, en los primeros días de su visita a los Estados Unidos, ayer confrontó al sorprendido Vice Presidente de Occidental (Oxy), Larry Meriage, en el despacho legislativo de la Congresista del Estado de Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, miembro del Subcomité de Relaciones Internacionales sobre Operaciones Internacionales y Derechos Humanos del Congreso. Según [...]More »

Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa Confronta al Vice Presidente de Oxy en el Despacho de la Congresista Mckinney en Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2000 | Press Release

Washington, DC - Roberto Pérez, Presidente del Cabildo Mayor U'wa, en los primeros días de su visita a los Estados Unidos, ayer confrontó al sorprendido Vice Presidente de Occidental (Oxy), Larry Meriage, en el despacho legislativo de la Congresista del Estado de Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, miembro del Subcomité de Relaciones Internacionales sobre Operaciones Internacionales y Derechos Humanos del Congreso. Según [...]More »

President of U'wa Tribe of Colombia Confronts Occidental Petroleum VP in Congresswoman McKinney's Office

March 31, 2000 | Press Release

Washington, DC - Roberto Perez, President of the U'wa Traditional Authority in the first days of his US visit, confronted a surprised Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) Vice President, Larry Meriage, in the Congressional office of Georgia Representative Cynthia McKinney, ranking member on the House International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights. According to McKinney, Meriage had reque [...]More »

Colombia Oil Site Ruled 'Off-Limits' to Oxy

March 31, 2000 | Yahoo

A Colombian court has ordered Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY - news) to halt all work on a promising oil site that the country's native U'wa tribe claims as part of their ancestral lands, authorities said Friday. Alberto Calderon, president of state oil company Ecopetrol, said the court injunction was handed down Thursday and would effectively block, if upheld on appeal, what he described as "the most important o [...]More »

Occidental's Moves Have Generated a Firestorm of Protest in Environmental Circles

March 30, 2000 | The Industry Standard

San Francisco - It's one of the richest ironies of the 2000 presidential race. Despite running a Teflon primary campaign, probable Democratic nominee Al Gore (news - web sites), a published environmental crusader, has found himself repeatedly attacked for his links to Occidental Petroleum. [...]More »

Latin American Development Bank Criticized for Energy Policies that Fuel Climate Change, and Ignore Needs of Citizens

March 24, 2000 | Press Release

New Orleans, LA – Large scale energy projects funded by Latin America’s largest development institution are harming the environment, fueling climate change, and have failed to meet the energy needs of poor and rural citizens, a coalition of the region’s civil society organizations said today. The groups, which represent thousands of citizens from throughout Latin America highlighted their concerns about energy s [...]More »

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