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Colombia under fire: 400 displaced following military offensive on FARC rebels in Cauca
by Julia DurantiLatin Correspondent
(Español abajo.) The final blog article from Julia Duranti as a WFP Colombia Team member: "'Not a day goes by when I don’t ask myself: "Do the lives of Afro-descendant, indigenous and campesino communities matter for this country?"' wrote Afro-Colombian leader Francia Márquez, a native of La Toma, Cauca."// El último blog/artículo de Julia Duranti como integrante del Equipo Colombia de APP “'No dejo de preguntarme cada día: "¿tienen importancia las vidas de las comunidades afros, indígenas y campesinas para este País’’'? escribó la lideresa Afrocolombiana Francia Márquez, nativa de La Toma, Cauca." http://witness4peace.blogspot.com/2015/05/colombia-en-fuego-400-desplazados-tras.html
Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same (John Walsh on Labor Radio)
WFP National Board Chair John Walsh interviewed Daniel Rueda, of the union representing Coca-Cola workers in Colombia, in Spanish and English on Labor Radio. In the same broadcast, he interviewed Robyn Gottlieb of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, on the NAFTA-on-steroids Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).//El Presidente de la Junta Directiva Nacional de APP, John Walsh, entrevistó, en español y en inglés, a Daniel Rueda, del sindicato que representa a lxs trabajadorxs de Coca-Cola en Colombia. Otra intrevista sobre el TTP en inglés.
As Colombia ends controversial fumigations, civil society calls for reevaluation of drug war tactics
by Ali RosenblattLatin Correspondent
Ali Rosenblatt (WFP Colombia Team) finds that while President Santos' decision to suspend fumigations is a positive step, questions remain about the overall direction of the U.S.-sponsored drug war.
Beyond Ayotzinapa: How U.S. Intervention in Colombia Paved the Way for Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis
by Maggie Ervin and Julia DurantiUpside Down World
"Seeds of U.S. imperialism..in the Americas continue to bear fruit for powerful interests. But as a..drawing circulating in the wake of Ayotzinapa stated, 'They wanted to bury us. But they did not [sic] realize that we were also seeds.'"
Op-Ed: 55 Years Is Enough
by Dana BrownOtherWords
WFP Executive Director Dana Brown pens an op-ed outlining why a majority of Americans agree the Cuban embargo should end.

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