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December 1, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Come join us at fair trade sales this December throughout the Cleveland area
Together with our friends from CPT Colombia we ask the Colombian authorities to put a stop to the growing trend of judicial persecution and detention of campesino human rights defenders who are fighting for their rights to land and territory.
Alvaro Garcia, campesino leader from the communities of El Guayabo and Bella Union and member of the Victims Association of Magdalena Medio (ASORVIMM), remains incarcerated for almost two months now under false criminal charges.
December 1, 2016
Stop by and warm yourself up with fair trade tea and hot cocoa. Shop for your friends and family while supporting fair trade cooperative businesses that ensure living wages, community investment, and environmental sustainability.
October 26, 2016
Assassination of land rights defender Yimer Chávez Rivera, a member of the Organization for Rural and Urban Development (ORDEURCA) in Cauca Department, and gunshot wounds to his wife Noira Castillo.
October 25, 2016
Assassinations of land rights defenders in the Aguán Valley: José Ángel Flores (President of the Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA) and MUCA member Silmer Dionosio George in Tocoa, Colón Department.
October 24, 2016
Paramilitaries at the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Antioquia Department are waging violence, destroying crops, intruding into homes, and threatening to kill residents of the Peace Community.
October 23, 2016
Assassination attempts against two indigenous leaders: Tomás Gómez Membreño, the General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and local COPINH leader Alexander García Sorto.
October 22, 2016
Violation (by the state) of precautionary protective measures for award-winning investigative journalist and human rights defender Claudia Julieta Duque.
October 1, 2016
Break-in and vandalism of Jesuit-sponsored Kino Migrant Center and death threats to staff in Nogales, Sonora (US border).
September 23, 2016
Attack against Esteban Hermelindo Cux and Fredy Qib, two indigenous community leaders. On September 2, approximately 20 masked men armed with machetes and firemarms attacked the home of Esteban Hermelindo Cux, an indigenous Q’eqchi’ organizer in Panzós in Alto Verapaz Department.