On 7th of March 2016 William Castillo, founding member of AHERAMIGUA, was killed in El Bagre, Bajo Cauca, Antioquia. His death caused a huge blow to the organisation that continues to carry out its important work in the defense of human rights, despite the hugely dangerous situation and the lack of guarantees from the Colombian state.
Twenty years ago, the unimaginable happened in the settlement of Bijao, Cacarica (in the Bajo Atrato region, Chocó). Continue reading The Cacarica river basin is again in the midst of conflict and violence
Early on Saturday morning, five pangas with around 80 people left the wharf in Turbo to travel to the Humanitarian Zone of Nueva Esperanza en Dios (New Hope in God), Cacarica. Continue reading I am Genesis
Even as Colombia starts to implement the peace agreements and the disarmament of FARC combatants, several areas of the country are witnessing a wave of violence like the recent one in the River Calima. Continue reading Peace for whom?
PBI: Welcome to the PBI Coffee Break, today we are hosting Marco Fidel Velasquez and Ana Martinez Moreno, from the organisation CAVIDA of the Cacarica collective territory. CAVIDA stands for Communities of Self-Determination, Life and Dignity of Cacarica. Where does the name come from?
Continue reading “Today, once again, our territory is invaded by paramilitaries”