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ONIC: Denunciamos y Rechazamos el Tratado de Libre Comercio

September 10, 2008 | Campaign Update

ORGANIZACIÓN NACIONAL INDIGENA DE COLOMBIA-ONIC Denunciamos y Rechazamos el TLC Por estos días deambula en Washington una Comisión más de Embajadores de bolsillo cooptados por el Gobierno Nacional que implora ante el congreso, los legisladores y políticos norteamericanas la aprobación del Tratado de Libre Comercio con Colombia. [...]More »

Carta de los UWA al hombre blanco

September 8, 2008 | Campaign Update

Nosotros nacemos siendo hijos de la tierra... eso no lo podemos cambiar los indios ni tampoco el hombre blanco (riowa). [...]More »

Oxy’s Disturbing Human Rights Record in Colombia Highlighted in Permanent People’s Tribunal

August 5, 2008 | Campaign Update

For the past three years, the Italy-based Permanent People’s Tribunal has examined in detail the role transnational corporations have played in Colombia’s on-going civil conflict. According to the Tribunal, “Transnational businesses that operate in Colombia . . . [...]More »

Two U’wa Indigenous People Assassinated in Saravena, Arauca

July 10, 2008 | Campaign Update

In a public communiqué, this July 9th the Association of Traditional Indigenous Councils and Authorities of the Department of Arauca ASCATIDAR, denounced the assassination of two indigenous people in the jurisdiction of Saravena.  The incident involved two U’wa, Rafael Segundo Tamarán Cobaría, 18 years old, and his wife Maribel Sepúlveda Bokotá, only 17 years old, who was 7 months pregnant. [...]More »

McCain Urged to Press Colombia President on Indigenous Rights, Environmental Protection

US Presidential Candidate Must Insist on Respect for Human Rights, Environment and Rule of Law during Cartagena Visit, Groups Warn

July 2, 2008 | Press Release

Washington D.C. — As he travels to Cartagena today, John McCain was urged to press Colombia President Alvaro Uribe to guarantee respect for indigenous rights and the environment. Mr. [...]More »

Open Letter to Senator McCain about Colombia Visit

July 1, 2008 | Campaign Update

1 July 2008 Senator John McCain241 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 VIA FACSIMILE Senator McCain,  On the occasion of your visit to Colombia, Amazon Watch would like to draw your attention to several issues of deep concern for human rights in Colombia, and to respectfully urge you to raise these with President Alvaro Uribe. We are extremely concerned about the nega [...]More »

McCain Heads Today for Colombia, Where Adviser Has Long Had Ties

July 1, 2008 | The New York Times

Since 1998, the lobbying firm headed until recently by Charlie Black, one of Mr. McCain’s closest confidants, has earned more than $1.8 million representing the Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the leading foreign producer of gas and oil in Colombia. [...]More »

90 Organizations Call for Demilitarization of U'wa Territory

July 1, 2008 | Campaign Update

Bogotá, July 1st 2008 President Álvaro UribePresident of the Republic of Colombia Mr. President - We are writing to express our support to the U´wa people and our deep concern regarding recent events in their territory. [...]More »

U’wa Communique: Ecocide, Genocide, or Sustainable Development?

November 27, 2007 | Campaign Update

U’wa Territory – 27 November 2007 Esteemed Friends from Europe, United States, Central America, South America, and the world We, the U’wa, are writing you now looking to reinforce our international relationships given that you all have been and will continue to be a great encouragement in our process of cultural, societal, and environmental resistance. [...]More »

ECOPETROL becomes privatized and as a result braces itself against native inhabitants

September 27, 2007 | Actualidad Etnica

By Luis Carlos Osorio R.Director of Actualidad EtnicaBogotá, 27 September 2007 The hypothesis is simple and shared by many specialists in the field: with the sale of stock shares, the Colombian government, on one hand, continues the process of privatization by auctioning the most profitable company in the country at a lower price, quietly turning it over to private investors and pension funds. [...]More »

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