PBI-Colombia highlights lack of adequate progress in the investigations into state violence during the national strike

On June 21, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “#HRC50 Human Rights Council @UN_HRC @pbigeneva before the Office of the Special Rapporteur #ProtestaSocial: No progress is being made on investigations into abuses committed by state actors #ParoNacional2021 increase in prosecutions of young people and attacks against those who represent them such as @nydia_erika @CSPP_” Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at meeting with the German Embassy

On June 17, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Thank you @EmbAlemaniaCOL [German Embassy in Colombia] @caritas_ci [Caritas International] for meeting with @nydia_erika [Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation] after attacks and illegal intelligence against them, affecting +400 victims of #Forced Disappearance. International support is essential for #Women Searchers who demand Truth, Justice and Non-Repetition. @giz_gmbh Read more…

The Maple: Documents Raise More Concerns Than Answers About Armoured Vehicle Sales to Colombia

To subscribe to The Maple, click here. The Maple reports: A Canadian human rights organization says documents obtained from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) raise more concerns and questions than answers about whether or not the Colombian national police are using Canadian-made armoured vehicles to violate human rights. Peace Brigades International Read more…

“Colombia Day” at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) mining conference in Toronto

Twitter photo: Juan Camilo Nariño, President of the Colombian Mining Association. Wednesday June 15 was “Colombia Day” at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) mining conference in Toronto. Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy Diego Mesa Puyo was at PDAC 2022, which ran from June 13-15 this year. Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at meeting with Embassies in Bogota

Meeting with representatives of the Embassies of France, Sweden, the European Union and Ireland. On June 14, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “International support is key after repeated #intelligence attacks against the Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation, emblematic organization of #women, recognized for defense of #victims of forced disappearance. It is urgent to protect Read more…

Colombian Energy Minister in Toronto, says coal exports to Canada have increased since Russian invasion of Ukraine

Photo: Yesterday, the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) tweeted: “We have shut down Front St in downtown Toronto and closed down traffic in front of #PDAC2022. We are standing with representatives from mining-impacted communities who have come to condemn PDAC & Canadian mining in their territories.” On June 13, Mining.com Read more…

PBI-Canada receives Global Affairs emails on armoured vehicle sales to Colombia via an Access to Information request

Photo: Colombian police use what appears to be a Toronto-based INKAS-manufactured armoured vehicle to stop buses of delegates travelling to Cali for a popular assembly related to the national strike on July 17, 2021. In response to our Access to Information (ATIP) request submitted in September 2021 for details about Read more…