PBI-Colombia accompanies CAHUCOPANA at humanitarian mission meeting in Carrizal, Antioquia
Twitter photo by CAHUCOPANA.
On October 26, CAHUCOPANA tweeted: “At this time, in the town of Carrizal #Remedios, peasant communities and peace signatories, expose the difficult situation that exists in the area due to the territorial dispute of different armed actors.”
They add: “No return to conflict!”
Carrizal, Remedios, Antioquia is located about 261 kilometres northwest of Bogotá.
On October 25, CAHUCOPANA posted on Facebook that it was preparing for the International Humanitarian Mission to the Northeast of Antioquia.
In that post it highlighted: “Tomorrow in the town of Carrizal, municipality of Remedios, the peasants, leaders and women leaders, will expose to the international community and social organizations, the difficult situation regarding human rights.”
El Espectador has reported: “The presence of armed groups has been a constant. First came the guerrillas, such as the extinct FARC, during the eighties. Ten years later, with the emergence of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), the municipality became a place of dispute over the richness of its gold-mined land.”
That article adds: “According to its inhabitants, this wealth has belonged to armed groups and multinationals that, according to trade unionists, committed crimes to keep most of the territory to exploit this mineral with titles in perpetuity.”
On October 8, PBI-Colombia accompanied CAHUCOPANA at a meeting with various United Nations officials to discuss this situation.
At that time, CAHUCOPANA notes: “We work together under the need to strengthen the protection and self-protection mechanisms of peasant communities.”
PBI-Colombia has accompanied the Humanitarian Action Corporation for Coexistence and Peace in Northeast Antioquia (CAHUCOPANA) since 2013.
On October 27, PBI-Colombia posted: