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A Partnership in Bad Taste: Harbourfront's Pan American Food Festival Partners with Rights Violator Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.

16 September 2013

It is with grave concern to see the upcoming Pam American Food Festival at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto being sponsored by Pacific Rubiales Energy; a Canadian based oil and gas company listed on the Toronto and Colombian stock exchanges.  Pacific Rubiales Energy has been accused of being engaged in serious human, Indigenous, environmental and labour rights violations in Colombia. These abuses have been well documented by Colombian civil society and also Canadian based organizations.

Colombia farmers' uprising puts the spotlight on seeds

6 September 2013

On 19 August, Colombian farmers' organisations initiated a massive nationwide strike. They blocked roads, dumped milk on cars and basically stopped producing food for the cities. The problem? Farmers are being driven out of existence by the government's policies.


Verdict of the Popular Tribunal On the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia

27 August 2013

In a press release on August 18, 2013, the final day of the  Popular Tribunal on the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia, the Colombian Redher network published the jury's final verdict. A complete document will be made public soon in order to bring to light the whole of incriminating evidence that supports this popular judgment.

The companies on trial at the Tribunal were generally accused of: