Colombia

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18 October 2017
Colombia

The community council in the area has repeatedly denounced human rights violations against the Afro-Colombian, Mestizo and Indigenous peasants in the region.

A Colombian social leader, Jose Jair Cortes, was murdered in a rural area of Tumaco municipality located in the southwest department of Narino. 

Jair Cortes, a member of the local council of the Alto Mira and Frontera Community, was killed in a sector called Y, located in the heart of the city of Tumaco. The social leader was one of seven community leaders to receive death threats in recent months. 

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2008
Dominican Republic
Mexico
Chile
Ecuador
Nicaragua
Argentina
Colombia
Brazil
Latin America and the Caribbean

This study on Latin America is based on a sample of eight countries, comprising the big four economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; Colombia and Ecuador, two of the poorest South American tropical countries; the Dominican Republic, the largest Caribbean economy; and Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America. Together, in 2000-04, these countries accounted for 78 percent of the region's population, 80 percent of the region's agricultural value added, and 84 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2004
Colombia
Latin America and the Caribbean

Only 30 percent of land suitable for agriculture is utilized for crops (with significant regional variation). More than double the area suitable for pasture is used for livestock grazing, with negative environmental consequences. Although markets provide land access to poor and productive producers, they are not effective in transferring land from large to small producers, implying continuing concentration, driven largely by violence and displacement.

Colombia

En 2016 hubo 200 casos, de los cuales el 40% iban dirigidos contra indígenas. También preocupan el tráfico de fauna silvestre, la deforestación (subió 44%) y la minería ilegal, que genera pérdidas al Estado por $2.000 millones de dólares anuales.

 

9 October 2017
Colombia

At least six people have been killed and over 50 injured during clashes between farmers and security forces in the southwestern municipality of Tumaco.

Versions of the incident that occurred on the morning of October 5 vary considerably with civil society organisations accusing police of opening fire against coca farmers in Tumaco who were protesting the forced eradication of their crops. Authorities are contradicting these statements, claiming the protest was in fact orchestrated by FARC dissidents who opened fire and launched cylinder bombs against the police and military.

7 October 2017
Colombia

El vicepresidente y el ministro Pardo hablaron con líderes de Alto Mira y Frontera desplazados por amenazas.

 

En Tumaco, Nariño, un territorio de más de 25 mil hectáreas en zona conocida como Alta Mira y Frontera, con más de 5 mil familias afrodecendientes y que están de acuerdo con la sustitución, de están viendo presionadas por grupos al margen de la ley que buscan que se mantengan los cultivos de coca.

5 October 2017
Colombia

El Observatorio para la protección de los defensores de derechos humanos (FIDH-OMCT) y el Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR) publican hoy un informe que llama la atención sobre un fenómeno poco analizado: el rol específico de los actores económicos en la vulnerabilidad de las personas y grupos defensores del territorio y el ambiente y en particular la captura empresarial del Estado, que cuesta la seguridad, tranquilidad e incluso la vida a estas personas defensoras.

 

Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Violence-Affected Communities in Colombia

Project duration
January 2009
Project value
USD 400000
Donors

The main objective of the Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Violence-Affected Communities in Colombia project was to enhance the Government of Colombia’s (GOC) capacity for the design and implementation of a national public policy for restitution and protection of land and territories, through technical and financial support to strategic communities and government agencies in charge of these policies.

Mitigating Interethnic Land Conflict in Colombia

Project duration
January 2008 to January 2010
Project value
USD 599973
Donors

Mitigating Interethnic Land Conflict in Colombia: Securing Territory and Resource Rights in Rural Communities

In Colombia, indigenous populations are frequently impacted by armed conflict and forced dispossession from their lands. This project sought to mitigate inter-ethnic conflicts by strengthening community governance structures, mediating disputes, clarifying land tenure rights and promoting sustainable natural resource management.