As concerns grow about state violence, are Canadian police providing training to the Colombian police?

On February 26, 2021, the PBI-Colombia accompanied organization CREDHOS tweeted: “Day against #BrutalidadPolicial [police brutality] in #Barrancabermeja we demand the dismantling of #ESMAD.” Photo by CREDHOS. On May 1, the British independent media outlet The Canary reported: “Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace Commission at youth-led social protest humanitarian space in Bogota

On May 6, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted: “Today PBI accompanied the Justice and Peace Commission in mobilizations at Portal de las Americas Kennedy where youth and grassroots organizations in the area have created a humanitarian space for participation in the social protests.” Portal de las Americas Kennedy is Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied Justice and Peace Commission amplifies call for the dismantling of the ESMAD riot police

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied Justice and Peace Commission is amplifying the call for international solidarity, the demilitarization of urban areas, and a dismantling of the ESMAD riot police. This is in the context of Temblores reporting that there have been 1,181 case of police violence, 26 deaths and Read more…

Calgary-based Gran Tierra’s oil production dramatically increases in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia

Image from Gran Tierra Energy promotional video for the Acordionero field. On April 29, Peace Brigades International in collaboration with CREDHOS and Above Ground hosted a webinar on extractivism in the Magdalena Medio region and the threats experienced by environmental defenders challenging that agenda. The video of that webinar (mostly Read more…