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
This time our destination was Mapiripan, a municipality in Meta, one of Colombia’s largest departments, in a region known as The Plain, where the main economic activities have traditionally been agriculture, cattle ranching and petroleum production. Continue reading About the land
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
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?