Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Colombia

Colombia: ‘We need to reach rock bottom before things change’

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While public demonstrations effect social change around Latin America, violence in Colombia skyrockets. Must the country reach rock bottom before things can change?

Mining: Vale pays out but Antofagasta stalls workforce

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Vale mining is finally forced to pay compensation to Minas Gerais state, but the victims of the Brumadinho disaster are not consulted. In Chile, Antofagasta mining faces strike action. From LAB's London Mining Network blog.

Bananas boom while workers pay the price

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Despite Latin America having some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world, the ‘essential’ banana export industry has thrived, while workers have...

Afro-Colombian community leader assassinated

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The orator and community leader was having lunch in La Apartada in Córdoba on January 15, 2021 when he was shot multiple times before being pronounced dead. His murder is being investigated.

The Rights of Nature Movement

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A recent report, published by the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice, Earth Law Centre and International Rivers has found that the movement to grant legal rights to rivers and the natural environment is rapidly gaining momentum around the world.

‘Not true’ say Wayúu community

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This is the second post in the new London Mining Network blog, a partnership initiative between LAB and LMN. Cerrejón’s ‘agreement’ with Wayúu community comes as news to them; Chubut communities mobilise again; updates from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.

Colombia: street art and social justice in Bogotá

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A virtual dialogue was organised to discuss Alba Griffin's new chapter in Pedagogías de la disidencia en América Latina, titled ‘No Somos Falsos Somos Positivos: teorías vernáculas sobre la violencia política y cotidiana en el puente del grafitero’.

Medellin Global

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Centro de Estudios Internacionales Estratégicos Working in: Medellín, Antioquía, Colombia We promote research into various themes of social interest via the Centre for International Strategic Studies...

Colombia: does peace still have a chance?

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This article was written by Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, Professor at the Nacional University in Bogotá Colombia, and a partner on the Drugs & (dis)order...

Colombia: the flowers of inequality

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Colombian-grown flowers decorate weddings and parties around the world. But the industry, whose sales are hard hit by Covid-19, conceals grim levels of inequality.

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