Regulations for fracking in Colombia to be ready this year, fracking to begin in 2020

Peace Brigades International-Canada and allies are organizing a speaking tour this coming November 2-8 featuring Colombian human rights defenders concerned about the impact of fracking on the environment, human rights and the peace process in their country. Latest news from Colombia Late last month, Reuters reported, “Colombia’s state-run oil company Read more…

Colombia’s top court rules that fracking pilot projects can proceed despite moratorium

Reuters reports, “Colombia’s top administrative court on [September 17] clarified that a moratorium on fracking it upheld last week does not prevent ‘investigative’ pilot projects, surprising both oil companies and environmental activists.” The President of the Council of State says, “The court advises that the reach of this decision does Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS to look at impact of oil industry on rivers

This past July, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) to observe the pollution in the Magdalena River caused by the oil industry in the city of Barrancabermeja. Peace Brigades International-Canada is working with PBI-Colombia to bring a representative from CREDHOS Read more…

CSPP and COSPACC take concerns about Toronto-based Frontera Energy to the United Nations

The Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP) and the Social Corporation for Community Counseling and Training (COS-PACC) have stated that they have brought before the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention the case of eight environmental leaders in Colombia captured after participating in protests against Frontera Energy. They Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Canadian Embassy visit to Buenaventura

On September 13, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project tweeted, “’The entire population is at risk’: UN Human Rights Colombia, the Canadian Embassy, the Norwegian Embassy, the Spanish Embassy, the French Embassy accompanied by PBI-Colombia, listen to testimonials in Buenaventura, meeting with communities, NOMADESC, the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission and Read more…