Faced with the barbarity which we have witnessed, the murder of members of our community by paramilitaries since November of last year through today, before the terror that we live daily, the 800 families who live in 500 homes in the Nayero Bridge sector San Francisco, in the La Playita area of Buenaventura, Colombia, we have declared our territory as Living Space, Protection Area and Humanitarian Zone.
Puerto Asís - Putumayo
6 young members of the peasant-reserve-zone were taken their freedom with the argument that they have to fulfill their military duty.
This morning the boys were taken to the 27th artillery battalion which is located in Santana where they were broad to the military garrison.
(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.