PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS to look at impact of oil industry on rivers

This past July, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) to observe the pollution in the Magdalena River caused by the oil industry in the city of Barrancabermeja. Peace Brigades International-Canada is working with PBI-Colombia to bring a representative from CREDHOS Read more…

CSPP and COSPACC take concerns about Toronto-based Frontera Energy to the United Nations

The Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP) and the Social Corporation for Community Counseling and Training (COS-PACC) have stated that they have brought before the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention the case of eight environmental leaders in Colombia captured after participating in protests against Frontera Energy. They Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Canadian Embassy visit to Buenaventura

On September 13, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project tweeted, “’The entire population is at risk’: UN Human Rights Colombia, the Canadian Embassy, the Norwegian Embassy, the Spanish Embassy, the French Embassy accompanied by PBI-Colombia, listen to testimonials in Buenaventura, meeting with communities, NOMADESC, the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission and Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes commemoration of the lives lost in the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion shelter fire

On September 19, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page, “Yesterday we observed a ceremony in the central park to commemorate the 41 girls burned in the Safe Home.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “In addition to denouncing the violence against women and girls, the participants demanded the return of Read more…