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Peace, Victims and Corporate Interests: Colombia at the Crossroads

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 18:30

    Peace, Victims and Corporate Interests: Colombia at the Crossroads

    Amnesty International is co-sponsoring a panel discussion about pressing challenges for human rights in Colombia as peace talks continue.


    FRANCISCO RAMIREZ CUELLAR, Colombia trade unionist, human rights defender and expert on the proliferation of multinational and Canadian corporate investment in Colombia's mining-energy extractive industries. Author of The Profits of Extermination: Big Mining in Colombia

    FELIPE UNCACIA, U'wa Indigenous spokesperson for the Association of Indigenous Traditional Authorities in the Department of Arauca and Indigenous rights defender involved in the protection of U'wa territory against pipelines and large oil extraction projects

    JASMIN HRISTOV, Assistant Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. Author of Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond (2014) and Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia (2009)

    This free event is co-sponsored with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University, CASA Maíz, Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance (CASA), Colombia Working Group, Common Frontiers, the Latin America Solidarity Network (LACSN) and United Steelworkers (USW)


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    Toronto, Ontario