(IPS) - The constant violations of international humanitarian law in Colombia claimed the life of an 11-year-old indigenous girl a month ago in the mountains of the southwest province of Cauca.
And it was about time! That year spent uprooted in the port of Buenaventura was more than enough. The profound effects of this forced encounter with urbanization and the ever-present image of progress alienate them even more from a State which does not recognize their dignity.
To stay over there within the Regional Indigenous Organization of the city and to drift among the cases was as good as “to die alive”, as voiced by one member of the Nonam community.
PBI interviews Father Alberto Franco of the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission about an indigenous Nonam community displaced from its land.
The Nonam community calls on Buenaventura District Government to comply with its engagements taken for their return to their territory, the security and dignity of the indigenous people.