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“Human rights will always be disputed”: Olga Araújo

Olga Araújo is a leader and human rights defender, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Social Research and Action (Asociación para la Investigación y Acción Social NOMADESC), a human rights organisation dedicated to providing advice and support to social, trade union, civic, women’s, indigenous, afro-Colombian and small-scale farming organisations. Continue reading “Human rights will always be disputed”: Olga Araújo

Eighteen days of public protests show another side to Buenaventura

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

Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy

The Association for Social Research and Action (Nomadesc) has defended human rights in the port city of Buenaventura since 1999, when the Pacific and Farallones fronts of the Calima Block of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) paramilitary group began staging incursions in the area, leaving a trail of crime, theft, displacement and forced disappearance in their wake, all the way from Cali to Buenaventura. Continue reading Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy