Human rights defender David Ravelo spent seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Today we look back on his case, 11 years after the declaration that led to his conviction.
“We are walking land”
The landscapes of the Bajo Atrato region in Colombia are inundated with palm trees. You might be thinking they are the like the palm trees that appear on postcards next to beaches and crystalline waters, but no, these are somewhat different: flatter, wider and lower. Instead of juicy coconuts hanging at their centre there is a red, oily fruit, a bitter crop indeed for the communities who live here. Continue reading Under the oil palm trees
PBI interviews Ivan Madero, member of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS). Continue reading “We play an important role in the search for peace”
Part two of the interview with Yenly Méndez, a human rights defender who works with the Peasant Farmers’ Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC) / Read part one of the interview
Part one of the interview with Yenly Méndez, a human rights defender who works with the Peasant Farmers’ Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC)