The Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission is an NGO that defends human rights. Its members have been the targets of many security breaches since 1996, including serious threats to personal integrity, illegal surveillance operations, assassination plots, kidnapping and several defamation campaigns.
Claudia Julieta Duque is a correspondent in Colombia for the Internet Radio channel Nizkor, dedicated to human rights advocacy. Duque was one of the journalists illegally monitored by the former state intelligence agency, the Department of Administrative Security (DAS).
In the slum of a dusty town called Curumaní, in the department of Cesar, 25 farming families have lived for nearly three years after being displaced from Pitalito.