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23 October 2009

Colombia: displacement of rural families, Bolívar region

On July 14, 2009, 120 families were forcibly displaced. They are from the estate of Las Pavas, located in the administrative district of Buenos Aires in the municipality of El Peñón in the southern Bolívar province. Members of the National Police and the Anti-disturbance squads entered into the community, destroying...

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20 July 2009

Madagascar: threat of large-scale land acquisition by foreign companies

In November 2008 it was revealed that the Korean company Daewoo would have signed a contract for leasing 1.3 million ha for 99 years to produce maize and palm oil in Madagascar. The whole harvest was intended to be exported to Korea and the terms of the contract were skewed in favour of the company. La Vía...

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30 June 2008

Brazil: Increasing repression and criminalization against the Landless People Movement (MST)

Last June 17, about 300 landless (the vast majority of them women, children and elderly) were forcibly evicted from two camps of the "Movimento de Trabalhadores Sem Terra" (MST), located on leased and private land -therefore legally occupied- in the vicinity of Fazenda Guerra, in Coqueiros do Sul, Northern region...

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1 November 2007

Sygenta represses and murders rural workers!

In response to the events of the past 21st of October, where armed guards contracted by Syngenta, a Swiss transnational corporation which produces genetically modified crops and seeds, invaded the Tierra Libre campsite of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) which is affiliated to the Via Campesina in...

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30 October 2007

Mexico: Dispossession of indigenous lands, Chiapas

La Vía CampesinaFIAN International Operative SEcretariat International Secretariat Jalan Mampang Prapatan XIV No 5 International Secretariat Jakarta Selatan 12790, Jakarta - Indonesia P.O. Box 10 22 43 Tel +62 21 79918901 D - 69012 Heidelberg - Germany Fax +62 21 7993426 Tel + 49 6221 65300 30...

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27 October 2007

Colombia: Peasants arrested and threatened due to their struggle for land

La Vía CampesinaFIAN International Operative SEcretariat International Secretariat Jalan Mampang Prapatan XIV No 5 International Secretariat Jakarta Selatan 12790, Jakarta - Indonesia P.O. Box 10 22 43 Tel +62 21 79918901 D - 69012 Heidelberg - Germany Fax +62 21 7993426 Tel + 49 6221 65300 30...

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19 October 2007

Honduras: Need to implement the right to food and agrarian reform in the community of Guadalupe Carney, Colón

0716AHON 12.10.07 La Vía CampesinaFIAN International Operative SEcretariat International Secretariat Jalan Mampang Prapatan XIV No 5 International Secretariat Jakarta Selatan 12790, Jakarta - Indonesia P.O. Box 10 22 43 Tel +62 21 79918901 D - 69012...

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6 September 2007

PHILIPPINES: Killing of a peasant leader in Bukidnon

FA-007-2007: Extrajudicial killing; ineffective implementation of land reform; impunity Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines-Mindanao (TFDP) regarding the killing of another peasant leader. The victim, Franklin Cabiguin...

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1 June 2007

Syngenta Threatens to Violently Expel the Family Farmers of the Via Campesina from the Free Land encampment

The multinational Syngenta Seeds is pressuring the Governor of the State of Paraná to expel the family farmers of the Via Campesina currently residing on the Free Land encampment with police force. The 120 families occupied the área more than a year ago, in protest to the environmental crime committed by Syngenta....

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18 May 2007

Guatemala: Violent eviction of peasant families in Tecún Umán, San Marcos

Emergency Network 0709AGTM 18-05-2007 On May 5th, 2007, 50 peasant families were violently evicted from the San Antonio Las Pilas farm, in the Tecún Umán municipality, Department of San Marcos. A heavily armed group of National policemen stormed the farm, leaving behind one peasant dead, Wilson Ramrez López, one...

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