Water Justice News: Colombia


James Bargent writes in AlterNet about the murder of Luciano Romero, a trade unionist and worker at CICOLAC, a Nestle powdered milk factory in Colombia.
Romero was murdered on the night of September 5, 2005 by paramilitary killers from the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) in their dirty war against trade unionists. In 2007, his […]


ANDINA reports, “Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, proposed (on November 23) that his country, together with Peru and Colombia, address the problem of anti-mining activists who provoke violence while acting under the false pretext of defending the environment.” He says that there are protests against ‘clean mining’ projects that he claims do not harm […]


The National Catholic Reporter recently reported on the killing of Fr. José Reinel Restrepo in Marmato, Colombia. “The basic details surrounding the assassination of Restrepo are by now well-known in Colombia. On the afternoon of Sept. 2, Restrepo shuttered the church, mounted his small motorcycle and puttered down the unpaved, tortuously steep mountain road past […]

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