PBI-Honduras accompanies CEHPRODEC in carrying out census in communities impacted by hydroelectric projects

On September 6, PBI-Honduras posted: “Recently, we accompanied CEHPRODEC in carrying out the census in the Sierra de Agalta, in the municipalities of Gualaco and San Esteban, in the Olancho department. On this occasion we were able to observe how some communities, their waters, lands and agricultural production of the Read more…

CCAJAR says proposed coal mine “would condemn La Guajira to remain a sacrifice zone”

The José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) has issued this statement in opposition to a proposed new open-pit coal mine in an Afro-Guajira community that would compromise the Cañaverales spring. CCAJAR explains: “The Ministry of the Interior and the Best Coal Company, a subsidiary of the Turkish multinational group Yilmaden, Read more…

PBI-Mexico reiterates concern about National Guard raid of occupied Danone bottled water plant

Photo: Sandra G. Germendia of Peace Brigades International speaks at the media conference for the report ‘Defending Rights in Mexico: Between Omission and Simulation’. On September 2, Avispa Media reported on press conference on the report Defending Rights in Mexico: Between Omission and Simulation prepared by Acción Urgente para Defensores Read more…

Glencore calls on Colombian police to remove Indigenous and Afro-descendant blockades at Cerrejón coal mine

Photo by Indepaz. On September 3, the London Mining Network tweeted: “Glencore has called on the police to remove protesters within 72 hours. Glencore needs to listen to the protesters and engage in dialogue, not repression.” El Universal had previously reported: “Cerrejón asked the relevant authorities for the necessary actions Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Encounter of Trans People

Photo by Muñecas de Arcoiris. On September 2, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “We recently accompanied different organizations of Honduran trans people during the ‘National Encounter of Trans People, We Lead, Let’s Make It Reality!’” On Facebook, PBI-Honduras further notes that the full name of the meeting was: “National Meeting of Trans People. Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at meeting on the human rights situation in Barrancabermeja and Magdalena Medio

On September 2, CREDHOS tweeted: “A meeting begins with authorities and institutions from the Amnesty visit, to analyze the human rights situation in Barrancabermeja and Magdalena Medio, Iván Madero, President of Credhos, begins the dialogue, @amnistia International listens carefully to the entities and authorities.” The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has Read more…

Council of State ruling allows Ecopetrol to carry out first fracking drilling in Puerto Wilches as early as October

Photo: On June 28, PBI-Canada met with a PBI-Colombia accompanied CREDHOS convened meeting of social leaders in Puerto Wilches and heard their determination to stop fracking and to defend life, water and territory. This week, the Council of State, the supreme judicial tribunal with jurisdiction over administrative issues in Colombia, Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes meeting between civil society and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

On September 1, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “On Tuesday [August 30] we observed a meeting between civil society and @CIDH [the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] who was visiting #Honduras. We recall the importance of complying with the recommendations in the Vicky Hernández case and the cases of the communities #Garífunas Triunfo Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at meeting with Amnesty International and communities in Santa Rosa del Sur, Bolivar

On September 1, CREDHOS tweeted: “We began our day in Santa Rosa del Sur, Bolívar, listening together with @Amnesty International to peasant communities and organizations, victims, women, LGBTIQ+, peace signatories, Afro-descendants and people with disabilities. They have expressed their concern about the high level of insecurity suffered by social and Read more…

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