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Environmentalist opposed to central Colombia mining project assassinated
Posted by Philipp Zwehl on Nov 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Environmentalist opposed to central Colombia mining project assassinated

A farm workers’ leader and fierce opponent of a controversial mining project in central Colombia has been assassinated, reported an activist website on Monday.

Govt tying to ‘criminalize social protest’: FARC
Posted by Taran Volckhausen on Oct 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Govt tying to ‘criminalize social protest’: FARC

Colombia’s main rebel group FARC has criticized the Colombian government’s attempts to modify the law to make it easier to imprison the organizers of protests and strikes.

Colombia’s congress should designate seats for farmers: FARC
Posted by Daniel E Freeman on Sep 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia’s congress should designate seats for farmers: FARC

Rebel group FARC on Tuesday proposed having designated congressional seats for Colombian farmers according to local media.

Dengue fever and malaria outbreak in farmers protest camp in north Colombia
Posted by Steven Cohen on Sep 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Dengue fever and malaria outbreak in farmers protest camp in north Colombia

A farmers protest camp in north Colombia is reporting 30 cases of dengue fever and malaria, according to local media sources. 

Government does not want peaceful dialogue: Northeast Colombia peasants
Posted by Marcus Sales on Jul 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Government does not want peaceful dialogue: Northeast Colombia peasants

The association of Colombian peasants on Tuesday released a statement bemoaning the efforts of the government in responding to demonstrations in the northeast of the country that have been ongoing  Full Article »

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Nov 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Damage is done by ‘bad aim’ spraying illicit crops

Poison is sprayed on Illicit crops with “bad aim” admitted Minsiter of Agriculture Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar during a meeting with farmers in the western department of Nariño, reported Radio Caracol  Full Article »

Posted by Toni Peters on Oct 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Colombian rice, dairy farmers brace for trade pacts

Colombian rice and dairy farmers are on high alert for the negative effects they say free trade deals will bring to certain agricultural sectors of the country, reported Caracol Radio Monday.  Full Article »

Posted by Kathryn Thompson on Apr 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Controversial agriculture subsidy returns under new name

The scandal-hit AIS agricultural subsidy program has returned under a new name with strict precautions to ensure the money is delivered to where its needed, Caracol Radio reported on Monday.  Full Article »

Posted by Christina Filipovic on Oct 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Government plans to return land to 130,000 families

A land restitution plan to return land to over 130,000 families is announced by Colombian Agriculture Minister Juan Camilo Restrepo, reports Caracol Radio. The government plans to implement a series of  Full Article »