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Environmentalist opposed to central Colombia mining project assassinated
Nov 5, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Environmentalist opposed to central Colombia mining project assassinated

posted by Philipp Zwehl

A farm workers’ leader and fierce opponent of a controversial mining project in central Colombia has been assassinated, reported an activist website on Monday.

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Govt tying to ‘criminalize social protest’: FARC
Oct 7, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Govt tying to ‘criminalize social protest’: FARC

posted by Taran Volckhausen

Colombia’s main rebel group FARC has criticized the Colombian government’s attempts to modify the law to make it easier to imprison the organizers of protests and strikes.

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Colombia’s congress should designate seats for farmers: FARC
Sep 11, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s congress should designate seats for farmers: FARC

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Rebel group FARC on Tuesday proposed having designated congressional seats for Colombian farmers according to local media.

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Dengue fever and malaria outbreak in farmers protest camp in north Colombia
Sep 4, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Dengue fever and malaria outbreak in farmers protest camp in north Colombia

posted by Steven Cohen

A farmers protest camp in north Colombia is reporting 30 cases of dengue fever and malaria, according to local media sources. 

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Government does not want peaceful dialogue: Northeast Colombia peasants
Jul 31, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Government does not want peaceful dialogue: Northeast Colombia peasants

posted by Marcus Sales

The association of Colombian peasants on Tuesday released a statement bemoaning the efforts of the government in responding to demonstrations in the northeast of the country that have been ongoing  Full Article »

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Nov 23, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Damage is done by ‘bad aim’ spraying illicit crops

posted by Joey O'Gorman

Poison is sprayed on Illicit crops with “bad aim” admitted Minsiter of Agriculture Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar during a meeting with farmers in the western department of Nariño, reported Radio Caracol  Full Article »

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Oct 10, 2011 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian rice, dairy farmers brace for trade pacts

posted by Toni Peters

Colombian rice and dairy farmers are on high alert for the negative effects they say free trade deals will bring to certain agricultural sectors of the country, reported Caracol Radio Monday.  Full Article »

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Apr 11, 2011 Ξ Comments Off

Controversial agriculture subsidy returns under new name

posted by Kathryn Thompson

The scandal-hit AIS agricultural subsidy program has returned under a new name with strict precautions to ensure the money is delivered to where its needed, Caracol Radio reported on Monday.  Full Article »

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Oct 15, 2010 Ξ Comments Off

Government plans to return land to 130,000 families

posted by Christina Filipovic

A land restitution plan to return land to over 130,000 families is announced by Colombian Agriculture Minister Juan Camilo Restrepo, reports Caracol Radio. The government plans to implement a series of  Full Article »