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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Canadian Foreign Policy and the Coming Elections in FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2009-09-30
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
Featuring the impact of minority government on Canadian foreign policy, Haitian democracy, U.S.multilateralism in the Americas, Colombia-UNASUR relations, Cuban bloggers, and boosting Canada's relatio...
Cauca's indigenous community radios appeal for help
2012-07-10
As fighting between guerrillas and the army intensifies once again in the Cauca department in south-western Colombia, indigenous communities and their communications infrastructure are more than ever ...
IFJ Backs Silent March in Colombia to Denounce Threats against Journalists
2011-05-03
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed the appeal of its affiliate in Colombia, the Federación Colombiana de Periodistas (FECOLPER) for a silent march throughout the country on...
IFJ Calls on United States to Withdraw "Perverse" Bar on Colombian Journalist
2010-07-15
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists calls on the United States to lift a travel ban on a leading Colombian journalist who has risked his life to expose terrorism, warning of a "grave injustice" th...
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
2009-06-11
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
NUJ and IFJ condemn UK government Visa Decision
2010-09-14
International Federation of Journalists
The Nation Union of Journalists of Great Britain and Ireland ( NUJ) and the IFJ condemn the decision by the UK government to refuse a visa to a leading Colombian journalist whose reports on human righ...
Science for Peace objects to Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
2010-05-26
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is appalled that the Liberals dropped their objections on human rights grounds to the Canada-Colombia FTA. The USA, Norway, and Belgium have delayed approval of trade agreements beca...
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
The April edition of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas is out
2010-04-07
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
This edition draws together analysts, policy-makers and development practitioners to look into current issues in Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico ranging from disability to multilateralism, fr...
Will Claudia Duque obtain justice?
2015-06-29
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns judicial obstruction in the case against the former deputy head of the Colombian intelligence agency DAS, Jose Miguel Narvaez, and two other former intelligence chie...

Sources Select Resources

Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission
Article
2012
Hands off the Land Alliance
This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato r...
Big Oil's Ethical Violence
BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinos
Article
2015
CounterPunch
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions bet...
Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia
Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
Chelala, Cesar
Unclassified
2014
CounterPunch
A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
Caribbean Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
Article
2015
The Ecologist
An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed...
Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
Brodzinsky, Sibylla
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.
Colombia's Agent Orange?
Roundup Not Ready
O'Connor, Jenny
Article
2012
CounterPunch
A core element of U.S. anti-drugs policy in Colombia has been the destruction of coca fields by aerial chemical fumigation thus impacting the cocaine trade at its source. The continuation of this poli...
Connexions Library: South America Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
How Human Rights Watch Covers for Companies in Colombia
Down Where the Death Squads Live
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Human Rights Watch fails to name the names in its recent report on Colombia entitled, “The Risk of Returning Home, Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia.” And, this...
How the Colombia Trade Agreement Accelerates Human Rights Abuses
U.S.-Colombia Mass Displacement Policy Succeeding
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would lead, indeed by design, to the immiseration and mass displacement of rural peoples, especially Indigenous and Afro-Colombian. The article explores the dis...
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
Interior Ministry protection programme for journalists also used for "close-quarters spying"
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, who is under an interior ministry protection programme for journalists, has been harassed and intimidated by Colombia's intelligence services, who obtained informatio...
Know who you’re working for and why you’re working
Huertas, Carlos Eduardo
Article
2012
ICIJ
Colombian ICIJ member Carlos Eduardo Huertas talks about the traits of a good investigative journalist, his experience with Wikileaks and why tackling the big, important themes – and sticking to them ...
Manual teaches intelligence agency employees how to spy on problem journalists
Article
2009
The weekly Semana has revealed the existence of an instruction manual for employees of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), Colombia's leading intelligence agency, that explains how they s...
Massacres Under the Looking Glass
The ICC and Colombia
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The International Criminal Court (ICC) just published its Interim Report on Colombia. In the Report, the ICC explains that Colombia has been under preliminary examination by the ICC since June 2004. T...
NATO Sets Its Sights on Colombia
Trouble Brewing in South America
Feldman, Dave
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Colombian Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, signed an Agreement on the Security of Information which include future collaboration in mat...
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment
Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
Should Russia Attack Colombia?
Another Case for Military Action
Alexandrov, Nick
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Debating the case on whether Putin should or should not attack Columbia. Will Russia follow the example of the US?
Special Report: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
Smith, David; Tremlett, Giles; Hodal, Kate; Franklin, Jonathan; Borger, Julian; Brodzinsky, Sibylla
Article
2014
The Guardian
An examination of how countries around the world affected by civil war or internal conflict have approached justice.
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
The U.S. Empire & Modern Day Christian Martyrs
80th Priest Killed in Colombia Since 1984
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2013
CounterPunch
there has been almost no media coverage of the killings of the “two bishops, 79 priests, eight men and women religious, as well as three seminarians” killed in Colombia alone between 1984 and 2011.

Sources Bookshelf

Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
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