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Colombian President Signs Legislation Banning Animal Abuse Into Law
World  (tags: columbia, president juan manuel santos, animal abuse, prevention, sentinent beings )

- 1231 days ago -
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed into law legislation to prevent animal abuse by amending Article 655 of the Civil Code to recognize animals as "sentient beings."
Recruiting Mercenaries for Middle East Fuels Rancor in Colombia
World  (tags: Columbia, mercenaries, soldiers, contractors, Saudi Arabia, UAE )

- 1239 days ago -
Colombia's government is frustrated at having its top soldiers lured to the Middle East as mercenaries for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates when they are still needed to fight insurgents and drug traffickers, Defense Minister Villegas says.
Murders Continue in Colombia - Demand the Perpetrators Be Brought to Justice! ACTION
World  (tags: labor rights, Columbia, world, violence, business, freedoms, humanrights )

- 1956 days ago -
A report published in late 2013 reveals that abuse of labor rights continue in Colombia with the perpetrators going unpunished in 83 percent of reported cases.
In War-Torn Colombia, An Indigenous Revolt Hopes to Bring Peace Read More Here: Http://Www.Miamiherald.Com/201 2/07/12/V-Fullsto
World  (tags: protection, environment, ecosystems, indigenous people, wildlife, Columbia, Nasa, freedoms, humanrights )

- 2507 days ago -
Breaking under four decades of violence, Colombia's Nasa indigenous community has been using sticks and machetes to try to drive the army and guerrillas out of their territory.
Political Killings in Colombia
World  (tags: columbia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', conflict, corruption, crime, death, government, human rights, news, politics, terror squads, Santos, unitednations, Uribe, terrorism, society, violence, world )

- 3196 days ago -
Under Uribe and Santos, there are virulent security and paramilitary forces "carrying out a significant number of premeditated civilian murders," fraudulently called "combat" deaths.
Colombian Activist Waits in Prison Limbo
World  (tags: world, columbia, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, government, corruption, displaced, Afro-Colombians, land, cattle, lumber oil, supression, discrimination, indigenous, people )

- 3704 days ago -
Community organizer Carmelo Agamez, who was helping people with land claims, has spent five months in jail and still has not seen the evidence against him, been told who his accuser is or been notified of a trial date. Welcome to justice, Colombia style.
Take Action: Demand Release of Detained Colombian Activists, Victims of Baseless Prosecutions
World  (tags: world, columbia, prosecutions, prison, suppression, government, crime, corruption, politics, injustice, mine workers, activists, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence )

- 3704 days ago -
Colombian prosecutors accuse human rights defenders of membership in a guerrilla organization and rely heavily on false testimony and inadmissible intelligence reports. Baseless prosecutions are attempts to silence and discredit human rights activists.
Agrofuels on Stolen Lands Continue to Threaten Colombian Rainforests and Communities
World  (tags: biofules, columbia, stolen, land, rainforest, destroy )

- 4035 days ago -
TAKE ACTION Agrofuels on Stolen Lands Continue to Threaten Colombian Rainforests and Communities at the expense of Colombia's ancient primary rainforests, food security, water...
ON THIS DAY - 2003: Columbia Shuttle Disintegrates Killing Seven
World  (tags: usa, columbia, space, astronauts, shuttle, Cape Canaveral, 2003, on this day )

- 4131 days ago -
The US space shuttle Columbia has broken up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere killing all seven astronauts on board. This is the first time there has been an accident on landing in the 42 years of American space flight.

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