Full approval of fracking could result in extraction of 7 billion barrels of crude in Colombia

On October 31, Petroleum World reported, “Ecopetrol signaled it is prepared to spend big bucks on developing Colombia’s unconventional oil and gas reserves, reputed to be South America’s second-largest after Argentina’s.” “[Ecopetrol CEO Felipe] Bayon said the company will spend $500 million on several in-country fracking pilot projects to start Read more…

Vancouver-based Eco Oro sues Colombia for $764 million through the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

In 1994, Vancouver-based Eco Oro Minerals Corporation (then called Greystar Resources) acquired mining rights in the Santurbán Páramo and began carrying out exploration related to their proposed Angostura open-pit gold and silver mine. Santurban is a high-altitude wetland ecosystem that serves as a source of drinking water for about two Read more…

Peace Brigades International brings human rights defenders to the European Parliament

Emilie DeWolf (Consorcio Oaxaca-Mexico), Telma Perez (TZ’KAT-Guatemala) and Kerstin Reemtsma (Peace Brigades International-Guatemala) at the European Parliament in Brussels. Twitter photo by The Left in the European Parliament. This week, Peace Brigades International is hosting a speaker tour with several human rights defenders from Latin America to share their experiences Read more…

Photo-journal of 8-day solidarity tour by Colombian human rights defenders from CCALCP and CREDHOS to Canada

Colombian human rights defenders Julia Figueroa and Andrea Nocove from the Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP) and Ivan Madero from the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) accompanied by Javier Garate from Peace Brigades International-Colombia and Brent Patterson from Peace Brigades International-Canada have just completed an Read more…