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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

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.


Open Letter to Senator McCain about Colombia Visit

July 1, 2008

1 July 2008

Senator John McCain
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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

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

July 1, 2008The 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.

90 Organizations Call for Demilitarization of U'wa Territory

July 1, 2008

Bogotá, July 1st 2008

President Álvaro Uribe
President 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.

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

November 27, 2007

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.

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

September 27, 2007Actualidad Etnica

By Luis Carlos Osorio R.
Director of Actualidad Etnica
Bogotá, 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.

“That law is held in my heart and in the cassette tape here in my head,” says Roberto Afandor Cobaría, the ultimate U’wa leader and emblem.

August 17, 2007Actualidad Étnica

Excerpts of an interview with Afandor Cobaría given to Luis Carlos Osorio, Director of the Colombia magazine Actualidad Étnica.* Available online at

Bogotá, July 6, 2007. Roberto Afanador Cobaría, as recognized on his official ID card, is probably the most emblematic indigenous person of the U’wa indigenous people of Colombia.

Former Defensor del Pueblo Eduardo Cifuentes speaks out about the U'wa Indigenous People of Colombia

February 2, 2007

Entrevista/ Aportes para el análisis del caso U’wa

Redacción Actualidad Étnica

Bogotá, 02/02/2007.

U’was Reactivan Diplomacia a Favor de Su Territorio

January 26, 2007Actualidad Étnica

Bogota - Gubanu, un hombre anciano, quien además es un werjayu (sabio), recorrió descalzo el distrito capital, para iniciar una nueva etapa en la diplomacia u’wa.

Gibraltar 3 Desata Nueva Polémica U'was - Gobierno

January 19, 2007Actualidad Etnica

En esta oportunidad, la Empresa busca realizar perforaciones de una profundidad aproximada a los 17 mil pies. Las dos anteriores habían llegado a los 11 mil y 14 mil pies aproximadamente.

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