4 November 2015, 05:01 UTC
Colombia plans to buy land from wealthy owners to give to the poor
Rob Waugh for Metro.co.uk
Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 1:39 pm
Colombia wants to buy land back from wealthy private owners and redistribute it among the poor, as the country comes out of five decades of conflict.
State company Ecopetrol pulls out of drilling site in territories belonging to the indigenous U’wa people.
The indigenous U’wa people living in north-east Colombia have won what observers call an “historic” and “decisive” victory after state oil and gas company Ecopetrol dismantled a gas drilling site in their territories.
- Mongabay Latam and Semana Sostenible travelled to two of their reserves. The forests of the Serranía del Perijá Regional Nature Park are being burned and indigenous peoples are living in difficult health conditions.
Abraham Domico’s assassination comes a few days after the murder of two guards on the hands of irregular groups linked to drug trafficking.
A regional workshop on “Strengthening the Accessibility and Visibility of Agricultural and Land Data through the Use of Semantics - AGRIS in Europe and Central Asia” was held by FAO in collaboration with the LandPortal Foundation (the Netherlands) in Moscow, 27-28 June 2019, hosted by the Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL).
The United States government announced on Monday it will invest another $160 million in Colombia’s ongoing peace process.
- Last week on May 4, two bodyguards were wounded when armed gunmen tried to storm a meeting of Afro-Colombian activists that included 2018 Goldman Prize winner Francia Márquez.