Tag Archives: displaced

The rough road to justice

The toad accuses The DA’s office investigates The hitman assassinates So goes the story of many a human rights defender in Colombia. So goes the story of Alfredo Correa de Andreis. Alfredo was a respected sociologist, a university professor whose research … Continue reading

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Gesto solidario con El Tamarindo

This message is available in English. Muchas personas en Colombia y alrededor del mundo están pendientes de la situación de los campesinos en El Tamarindo. Muchas han preguntado, “¿Cómo puedo ayudar?” Se está haciendo trabajo de incidencia con medios, embajadas, … Continue reading

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Solidarity with El Tamarindo

Many people around the world have been following the situation in El Tamarindo, and many have asked “What can I do to help?”

Much advocacy work has been underway with embassies and Colombian government agencies. The story isn’t finished, but the families are still being forced to relocate this week–right before Christmas.

I invite you to join me in an action of solidarity to encourage the campesinos of El Tamarindo and let them know they have many people thinking of them and praying for them. Continue reading

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Paradise Uprooted

As the sun went down on Wednesday, December 9, I rested in a hammock. A cool breeze to calm the day’s heat. The verdor of trees and plants, sky turning pink and orange beyond. Tiny growls and yips of puppies sparring. A cool cup … Continue reading

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Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo

To read in English: Uncertainty for El Tamarindo Vimos los carros de la policía al llegar. Rodearon el Caterpillar, todo listo para la diligencia de desalojo de las humildes casas y campos sembrados del predio Natacha en El Tamarindo.

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Uncertainty for El Tamarindo

Leer en español: Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo We saw the police cars as we arrived. They were gathered around the bulldozer, preparing to enforce the eviction of humble farmers in the Natacha sector of El Tamarindo. El Tamarindo is a … Continue reading

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More on the Cumbres, and Days of Prayer and Action

Presbyterians are among those deeply concerned by human rights conditions in Colombia and throughout the world. You may recall the dedicated efforts to halt the Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Colombia, which eventually was approved by the U.S. … Continue reading

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