I hear Miyela’s voice, broken, desperate, barely able to speak the words she recorded at 3:47 in the morning at her house: “What is happening to my people in Buenaventura?”, asks the voice that breaks down into tears that shatter my heart, “what is happening to us?”. Continue reading Eighteen days of public protests show another side to Buenaventura
It is 5:20 in the morning, we are outside our house in Apartado, Uraba, waiting for the taxi that will take us to La Europa Farm, where we have been accompanying for a while. After a long wait, the car finally arrives to pick us up. Continue reading Travelling through Uraba during Plan Pistol
PBI has a long history of advocacy work in Washington DC in support of the fundamental work Colombian human rights defenders carry out in their country. Continue reading Supporting Colombian human rights defenders from Washington DC
On 5 April this year, the Government signed Decree 588 creating the Commission for Clarifying the Truth, Cohabitation and Non-Repetition, which was put forward in the peace agreement signed by the Government and the FARC. Continue reading It is time to talk
– Hey, and where are you from?
– “I’m from a department called Extremadura, it’s in southeast Spain, kind of like Valle del Cauca, and it’s on the border with Portugal”.
-“Oh, right, so it’s near Barcelona?”
– Nooo, not at all, it’s at the other end!” Continue reading International solidarity