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Colombian Indigenous Group Sets Conditions for Pipeline Repair

April 21, 2014 | Platts

"We are tired of the explosions on the pipeline that have ruined our ancestral lands, polluted our water and put our people in danger. We want it relocated," said Heber Tegria Uncaria, vice president and spokesman for the U'wa Association.More »

Colombia’s U’wa – Two Decades Later, Fighting On

Colombia’s U’wa – Two Decades Later, Fighting On

April 17, 2014 | Blog Post

"We refuse to be silent and we are going to mobilize ourselves and once again engage in protest actions against the extraction of oil which will damage our Mother Earth."More »

The 11th Round Oil Auction in Ecuador: A Tough Sell

December 3, 2012 | Analytica Investments Weekly Report

The government and indigenous organizations led by Amazon confederation CONFENIAE continue at loggerheads over the southeast, with the latter bent on derailing the oil round.More »

Colombia's Road to Extinction

Colombia's Road to Extinction

Current Threats Facing Colombian Indigenous Peoples

May 9, 2012 | Blog Post

Indigenous groups in Colombia continue to face unjust violence, colonization, dispossession of lands, displacement due to armed conflict and climate change, stunted recovery and development due to ethnic discrimination, forced assimilation, and cultural degradation.More »

Oil Daily: Indigenous Groups Oppose Colombia Drilling

April 14, 2010 | The Oil Daily

New York – As the Colombian government seeks to expand oil and gas drilling to raise production, it is licensing blocks in increasingly remote areas, infringing on the territory of indigenous tribes, according to environmentalists and groups rep- resenting indigenous people. Today, most of the country's oil output comes from the Llanos and Magdalena Basins in central Colombia. [...]More »

Obama's War for Oil in Colombia

January 27, 2010 | Counterpunch

This past summer, President Obama announced that he had signed an agreement with Colombia to grant the U.S. military access to 7 military bases in Colombia. [...]More »

Miles de indígenas debatirán en Cali sobre la presencia militar y empresarial extranjera

October 13, 2009 | EFE

Unos 25.000 indígenas llegaron hoy a la ciudad de Cali (suroeste) para debatir sobre la presencia de soldados estadounidenses en bases militares colombianas y la posibilidad de que aumente el número de multinacionales mineras interesadas en sus territorios. El consejero mayor del Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (suroeste, CRIC), Elides Pechené, informó a Efe vía telefónica que esta tarde se inaugurará en C [...]More »

Colombia's U'wa Reiterate Opposition to Ecopetrol Gas Drilling in their Ancestral Territory

International Investors Warned Against Heightened Risk of Oil Operations Within Indigenous Territories Without Consent

October 12, 2009 | Press Release

Washington, DC – Colombia's U'wa indigenous people will carry out a mobilization near Cubará, Colombia today in opposition to natural resource extraction projects in their ancestral territory. Colombia's state-run oil company and largest corporation, Ecopetrol, is drilling within U'wa sacred territory and has plans to expand their exploration operations. "We reject any intervention in U'wa ancestral territory. [...]More »

U'wa Resistance Against Petroleum and Megaprojects

October 8, 2009 | Campaign Update

Thursday, October 8, 2009By: Actualidad Étnica The U'wa indigenous community, that has opposed the exploitation of natural resources in their sacred and ancestral territory since 1995, announced that they will carry out a resistance action in Cubará, Boyacá on October 12 and 13. [...]More »

COLOMBIA: Resistencia Uwa contra petroleras y megaproyectos

October 8, 2009 | Campaign Update

La comunidad indígena Uwa, que desde 1995 se ha opuesto a la explotación de recursos naturales en su territorio sagrado y ancestral, anunció que simultáneamente a la gran Minga Nacional, este 12 y 13 de octubre realizará una actividad de resistencia en Cubará, Boyacá, para manifestar su oposición contra las actividades que actualmente Ecopetrol realiza en la zona y otros megaproyectos que el Gobierno Nacional preten [...]More »

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