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Indigenous community sues Colombian government

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Twuliá Wayuu community sues Colombian government for climate change-induced coastal erosion causing devastating effects on their livelihood and culture in the northern La Guajira peninsula.

What the FARC?

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'Leonor: The Story of a Lost Childhood' is not a simple story of bad left-wing guerrillas, good right-wing army—it is one in which the dehumanisation of women forms a prevailing undercurrent of the pursuit or exercise of power by men of all stripes in even the most quotidian circumstances.

Colombia: displaced Indigenous community wins right to return to their lands

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LAB's Grace Livingstone speaks to the two governors of this Emberá Chamí community to learn more about their historic land restitution case and analyses the current government's efforts to tackle displacement and redistribute land.

Colombia: soundscapes of violence for peace

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The candlelit event 'On the Verge of Silence: Sonic and Poetic Fragments’, blended soundscapes and testimonies from Colombia's Truth Commission Final Report to create an immersive atmosphere and disposition to listening

Colombia: courageous fight against oil polluters

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Interviewed by Mongabay, Yuly Velásquez, a local fisher and president of an environmental organization, has spent years documenting water contamination and corruption linked to the Ecopetrol refinery in Colombia and she faces consistent threats and attacks.

Petro’s call at COP28 to defend the Amazon

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro is interviewed at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai by Sumaúma. He takes a radical stand against oil exploration and drilling, in contrast to Brazil's Lula, who has signed his country up to OPEC+

Colombia: open-pit mine threatens municipalities near Bogotá

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In August this year, the owners of two fincas in the Gualivá province of Cundinamarca, just outside of Bogota, were sent expropriation orders by...

Colombia: corporate claims vs human rights

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Glencore, owner of the vast Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, is using the grotesque Investor State Dispute Settlement process to prevent the Colombian government from protecting its own citizens and environment. Jen Moore was part of an international delegation to study this problem.

Transfariana: the love story that helped ‘queer’ Colombia’s peace process

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Transfariana, a new documentary by director Joris Lachaise, explores a transitional period in Colombia’s history through the lens of trans identity. It focuses on the unexpected collaboration between the since-disbanded FARC group and the trans activist movement in Colombia.

What a load of greenwash!

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A mining engineer with more than 40 years in the industry challenges the ESG frameworks used by mining companies to greenwash their activities

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