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Colombia

Peasants of the Cordoba Municipality of Colombia Announce Mobilizations

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Source: Agencia Prensa Rural / The Dawn News / October 14, 2017 Through manual fumigation with glyphosate, the anti-narcotics police is eradicating the coca plantations in some areas of the San José de Uré, in the Cordoba municipality. This contaminates water sources and endangers the inhabitants of the region. Residents […]

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Land is a scarce resource in India - home to 1.3 billion people [Photo courtesy: Protest organisers]
India News

Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal

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Hundreds of farmers near Jaipur city partially bury themselves in pits to protest against ‘forceful’ land acquisition. By: Saif Khalid / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government’s plan to acquire their […]

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Colombia Statement

Letter from a Colombian Peasant to Pope Francis

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / September 6, 2017 You are going to arrive in a country that has been enormously blessed by Mother Earth. With beautiful mountains that still have perpetual snow in their highest peaks, with sacred lakes and lagoons from which crystalline and abundant rivers […]

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Hundreds of campesinos marched in Mexico City against the NAFTA free trade agreement, August 7, 2017. | Photo: EFE
Mexico News

Mexican Campesinos March Against NAFTA

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Campesinos says NAFTA will place the interests of transnational food corporations above the needs of small-scale farmers.   Hundreds of Mexican campesinos have marched through the streets of Mexico City to demand the government leave agriculture out of the new NAFTA free trade agreement. The campesinos predict Peña Nieto will […]

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