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Colombian President Pastrana Condemned for Granting Occidental Permit for Oil Drilling on U'wa Tribal Land International Protests to Escalate

September 21, 1999

Washington, DC - An international coalition of environmental and human rights leaders condemned Colombian President Andrés Pastrana today for his decision to grant the Los-Angeles based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) permission to proceed with oil drilling on U'wa tribal lands. [...]

The Colombian Government Urged to Reject Occidental's License to Drill on U'wa Tribe's Land

September 9, 1999

Los Angeles, CA - An international alliance of more than 100 organizations from 24 countries sent a joint letter to Juan Mayr, Colombia's award-winning Environment Minister, urging him to reject the Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) pending license to drill its first oil well on the U'wa's sacred ancestral lands. [...]

The Colombian Government Urged to Reject Occidental's License to Drill on U'wa Tribe's Land

September 9, 1999

Los Angeles, CA - An international alliance of more than 100 organizations from 24 countries sent a joint letter to Juan Mayr, Colombia's award-winning Environment Minister, urging him to reject the Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) pending license to drill its first oil well on the U'wa's sacred ancestral lands. [...]

U'WA of Colombia Uphold Opposition to All Oil Drilling as Tribe Granted Expansion of Legal Territory

August 24, 1999

A Colombian Indian tribe has upheld its opposition to oil drilling on its traditional territory after winning legal title to a significant portion of that land. At a government ceremony intended to celebrate the creation of the Unified U'wa Reservation (Resguardo Unido) the U'wa restated that all of their traditional lands must remain free from oil projects, not just the sections that have been legally deeded to them. [...]

U'wa Chieftans Carry Eco-Fight to Doorstep of Corporate America

June 7, 1999The Wall Street Journal

Malibu, Calif. [...]

Major Step to Ending Oil Drilling in Rainforest Results from Oxy Shareholder Vote 40-Million Shares Vote to Support the Rights of Colombia's U'wa People

April 30, 1999

Santa Monica, CA - Environmental and human rights activists scored a significant victory today as thirteen percent of Occidental Petroleum shareholders, totaling over 40,000,000 shares, voted in favor of a resolution presented at the annual shareholder meeting to carry out an analysis of the risks associated with oil project planned for U'wa people's lands in the Colombian cloudforest. [...]

Colombia’s U’wa Tribal Leaders to Address Oxy Executives at Company’s Annual Meeting Tomorrow Press Conference at 9:30 am and Public Rally from 11:30 to 1:00 pm PHOTO OPPORTUNITY -- Photos, B-Roll Video Footage (Beta) Available Upon Request --

April 29, 1999

Santa Monica, CA - U’wa tribal leaders Berito Kuwaru’wa and Roberto Perez have come to Los Angeles from the rainforest of Colombia in order to attend the company’s annual meeting on Friday, April 30. The U’wa, a traditional community of 5,000 indigenous people who live in the Colombian cloud forest, have vowed to commit mass suicide if Occidental Petroleum drills on their sacred ancestral homeland. [...]

U’wa Leaders Arrive in Los Angeles to Attend April 30 Annual Meeting Shareholders Direct Occidental Petroleum to Assess Financial Risks of Colombian Oil Project on U’wa Tribal Lands -- Video Footage (Beta) and Interviews with Tribal Leaders Availab

April 28, 1999

Leaders from the U’wa tribe of Colombia arrived in Los Angeles yesterday in preparation of a week of activity surrounding Occidental Petroleum’s April 30 annual shareholder meeting in Santa Monica, CA. Shareholders concerned by the ongoing conflict between the U’wa Indians and Occidental Petroleum are sponsoring a resolution to be considered at the company’s annual meeting. [...]

An International Communique from the Association of Traditional U’WA Authorities

April 1, 1999

Kerachikara, Sacred U’WA Territory, Colombia - For thousands of years the U’wa people have lived in territories known today as the Departments of Casanare, Arauca, Boyaca, Santander and North of Santander, Colombia. [...]

FARC Admission Cannot Take Place of Investigation Peace in the U'WA Region Requires Suspension of Oil Project

March 11, 1999

Following yesterday's revelation by leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that one of its commanders is responsible for the senseless killings of our three friends and colleagues Terence Freitas, Ingrid Washinawatok and Lahe'ena'e Gay, we condemn this act in the strongest terms and demand that perpetrators be brought to non-violent justice. [...]

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