In February 2013 the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission visited the Nonam indigenous community in the Santa Rosa de Guayacán Humanitarian Reserve (Valle del Cauca), in order to talk about their precarious situation and the escalation of the armed conflict in the region. PBI accompanied Maria Eugenia Mosquera and Laura Chaparro on this journey.
As the most visible member of Nomadesc, Berenice Celeyta has reported and denounced various death threats against her, the theft of sensitive information related to her work, and illegal surveillance of her communications through the executive branch’s Department of Administrative Security (DAS). Continue reading NOMADESC: 2004 – 2012
We hear a rustling in the woods and we stop our swimming and chatting. We turn around to try to see who is coming. Continue reading Accompanying the process of land restitution in Montes de Maria
After a 10 hour bus ride throughout the night from Bogotá to Cali, I was expecting to relax for a while before doing some work. Maybe even have a short nap. However, just as I was taking my bags off the bus, I received a call from the PBI house in Cali. It was Jérôme and he asked me to go straight to the house to help him out. It was an emergency. Continue reading A day in the life of a PBI volunteer in Cali