Activist Killed by FARC by Weekly News
Update on the Americas (26.03.2006)
On Mar. 23, the Campesino Association of the Cimitarra River Valley
(ACVC) said it had determined that guerrillas from the 24th Front of
the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were responsible for
the Feb. 18 murder of community leader Guido Romero, vice president
of the Communal Action Board in the rural community of La Victoria in
Cantagallo municipality, Bolivar department. The ACVC had attributed
the murder to rightwing paramilitaries in a Feb. 21 communique.
Murder in Cimitarra valley by Weekly
News Update on the Americas (05.03.2006)
The Campesino Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC) has reported
a recent increase in paramilitary murders, threats and other activities
in the Cimitarra valley of Colombia's Magdalena Medio region, where
the departments of Bolivar, Santander and Antioquia intersect. At a
meeting in Cantagallo, a paramilitary member from Barrancabermeja in
Santander department announced that the legalized paramilitary groups
known as Convivir must be reestablished in the town.
for our brothers from CPT, peace fighters in Iraq by
Peasant Association of Cimitarra River Valley (02.12.2005)
Our brothers and companions Norman Kember, Briton 74-year-old, the American
54-year-old Tom Fox, and the Canadians 41-year-old James Loney, and
Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
were retained unjustly on Saturday, the 26th of November by the "Brigade
of the Swords of the Righteousness". We know CPT from 2001, they
have walked close to us, exposing their lives, along the paths of pain
and injustice so common in Colombia.
Dreams to Harvest Peace" by Asociación
Campesina del Valle del Río Cimitarra (09.06.2005)
In their territory, the campesinos continue wretched yet stubborn, restless,
organized, with their plans and proposals, to stay alive, attached to
the land, while the war is defined and a political solution to the conflict
is cleared up. National and International Solidarity Campaign with the
Campesino Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC). "We
are the political wing of the campesino".
Manzano: A survivor of the UP (Patriotic Union) persecuted by the Colombian
State by César Jerez (27.05.2005)
The story of the life of Álvaro Manzano should
be a contribution to memory, truth and justice which sooner or later
will have to come to all the victims of the UP.