Photos: Free Huber! Petition Hand In

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 27 November 2013

MPs, trade union leaders and many more joined us on 26 November as we headed to the Colombian Embassy in London to hand in the petition calling for the release of Huber Ballesteros, a trade union leader arrested and imprisoned in Colombia in August 2013. Over 13,000 people read more



MPs and Trade Union Leaders Hand in 13,000 Signature Petition to Free Huber Ballesteros

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 26 November 2013

MPs and Trade Union Leaders Hand in 13,000 Signature Petition to Free Imprisoned Union Leader Huber Ballesteros London, 26 November, 2013 MPs and the General Secretaries of several major trade unions, including Rob Flello MP, Lord John Monks, TUC’s Paul Nowak, UNITE Chair Tony Woodhouse and CWU GS read more



Parlamentarios y Sindicalistas entregan carta internacional pidiendo liberacion de Huber Ballesteros

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 26 November 2013

COMUNICADO Londres, Gran Bretaña, 26 Noviembre 2013 Parlamentarios y Sindicalistas entregan lista de más de 13,000 firmas llamando a liberar al preso político colombiano, Huber Ballesteros Un grupo de parlamentarios británicos y dirigentes sindicales se reunieron hoy en las puertas de la embajada colombiana en Londres para entregar una carta read more



Peasant Farmers call on Government to Negotiate in Good Faith

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Popayan 19 November 2013 Agricultural sector negotiators have condemned the government’s lack of action during talks held between the two sides in order to resolve the agrarian crisis in Colombia. On September 19 the Colombian government agreed to sit down and negotiate with the MIA, the national peasant roundtable that read more



Colombian Troops Illegally Detain Priest During Operation

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Caqueta on 16 November. In September the Colombian Minister of Defence, Juan Carlos Pinzon, announced the creation of the new “Jupiter” military task force of 50,000 men designated to operate in the south of Colombia with the mission of ‘neutralising the six main chiefs of the FARC’s Southern Bloc’. In read more



Displaced Persons Leader Assassinated

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sergio Ulcue Perdomo an indigenous man and peasant leader from Caloto in Cauca department was assassinated on 17 November in the township of Maranon de Caloto by unidentified men in civilian clothes. Mr Ulcue was the leader of 179 families displaced from El Vergel and El Pedregal in November 2011. read more



Roberto Cortes Patriotic March Spokesperson Killed in Huila

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Reports confirm killing of 25th member of the Patriotic March so far in 2013. Two gunmen riding a motorbike killed 53 year-old peasant farmers’ leader, Roberto Cortes on the morning of November 18. Mr Cortes was in the town of Huila when he was stopped on an isolated street by read more



FENSUAGRO GS Visits UK

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 15 November 2013

Alirio Garcia, the GS of the FENSUAGRO agricultural workers’ union recently visited the UK to participate in the Unite Sectors Conference in Brighton. Mr Garcia spoke at various sector meetings, including rural and agriculture, and met many Unite activists. Alirio also spoke at a fringe held each evening, chaired by read more



Historic agreement made in continuing Colombia peace process

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 8 November 2013

On Wednesday 6 November an historic agreement was reached between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla insurgency as part of the continuing peace negotiations taking place in Havana, Cuba. A joint statement confirmed that an agreement had been made on the issue of Political Participation, the second of six read more



Full statement: FARC and Government reach agreement on political participation

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 8 November 2013

The FARC and Colombian government have reached agreement on the second point on the agenda for the ongoing peace talks in Havana. Here you can read the complete joint statement. JOINT COMMUNIQUE # 27 Havana, November 6, 2013 The Delegations of the government and the FARC-EP report that: We read more



MP interviewed on Colombian radio about letter in protest at Uribe visit

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Letters written by MPs and trade unions in protest at the invite given to ex-president Alvaro Uribe received considerable attention in Colombian media. Here you can listen to an interview with Rob Flello MP on Colombian radio station W Radio about the reasons MPs protested against the read more



Patriotic March Members are Assassinated in Quindio

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 5 November 2013

On November 1st, the Patriotic March reported the killing of Ana Isabel Valencia in the municipality of Circasia. Ms Valencia was a member of the Patriotic March’s Quindio regional committee. The events around the killing have yet to be clarified. Shortly before this, in the same region of Quindio, lawyers read more



Mr Garcia, assassinated on November 2, 2013 Peasant Environmentalist Assassinated in Cajamarca

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Human rights groups report the assassination of 37 year-old Cesar Garcia, a peasant and environmental activist from the settlement of Cajon de la Leona in Cajamarca. At 5.30pm on November 2, Cesar Garcia was shot in the head as he arrived home to his farm alongside his wife and 8 read more