Category - Colombia

  • 9 Apr 2011

    Some 23 journalists have been threatened with imprisonments, killings and disappearances in Colombia over the past three months. Fifty-seven have been on a 'hit list' during the past 12 months. There have been 1,400 attacks against media workers. The reason? They are exposing government complicity in massive human rights abuses in the country, and challenging the silence and complicity around this.

  • 27 Feb 2011

    A half century of civil conflict fuelled by drug money and corporate hegemony has left Colombia with thousands dead and millions displaced.

  • 24 Dec 2010

    A leader of the Nukak people from the Colombian Amazon has made a desperate appeal for his people’s survival before the country’s top human rights committee.

  • 8 Sep 2010

    A report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that at least 34 Colombian tribes face extinction due to continuing violence.

  • 30 Aug 2010

    A US inter-church group has met with Colombian church representatives to discuss issues of internally displaced people and regional relations.

  • 9 Aug 2010

    Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, says a leading human rights agency.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Solidarity fatigue is one of the main obstacles faced by Colombian civil society organisations struggling to find a resolution to the country's 40-year long internal armed conflict.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged its members in the United States to lobby President Barack Obama to abandon "Plan Colombia", a package of financial and military assistance to Colombia's repressive government.

  • 28 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has asked its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and cessation of the so called "Plan Colombia".

  • 26 Nov 2009

    Church activists participating in the World Council of Churches' United Nations Advocacy Week meetings in New York delved deeply into the tragedies and injustices of the current bloody conflict in Colombia. Mark Beach tells the human story behind the politics.