By eltiempo.com / nación / caribe
Jaime Arias Arias fue ratificado por dos años más como cabildo gobernador kankuamo, en junio pasado.
Rodrigo Sepúlveda / EL TIEMPO
Agosto 26 de 2005
"No nos vamos a quedar callados", dice Jaime Arias, gobernador kamkuano de la Sierra Nevada
El considera que su pueblo ya le ha dado una alta cuota de su sangre a la guerra.
By Gearóid Ó Loingsigh
Eleven members of the Colombian army have been arrested in relation to the murder of the Kankuamo leader Victor Hugo Maestre Rodríguez. Victor was taken from his house in Atanquez northern Cololmbia by a group of armed and masked men and murdered in October 2004. Later the army reported that he had been killed in a combat with the ELN of which they claimed he was a member.
One month has elapsed since the murder of the leader of the Committee for Social Integration of Catatumbo (CISCA), JOSÉ TRINIDAD TORRES MUÑOZ carried out by members of the FARC. Up till now the FARC haven't given any explanation to the communities of the region as to why they cut down the life of this man who was so important to the process of resistance in Catatumbo.
Who was JOSÉ TRINIDAD TORRES, or TRINO as we affectionately called him?
It is with deep pain that we inform you of the death of comrade LUCIANO ENRIQUE ROMERO MOLINA, a leader of SINALTRANAL who was assassinated in the city of Valledupar, Cesar. Luciano was seen alive at approximately 9pm on 10 September, then on the morning of 11 September his dead body was found tied up, tortured and with 40 knife wounds. He was living under the PROTECTIVE MEASURES scheme of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of American States.
LUCIANO was 47 years old. He leaves 4 children and his partner Ledys Mendoza.
La Federación Agrominera del Sur de Bolívar La Corporación Sembrar La Red de Hermandad y Solidaridad Con Colombia Inform the International and national human rights organizations and public and denounce the following events.
Micoahumado is a community which in response to the deterioration of the social and armed conflict in the region began in 2003 a process of building an organizational process as civilians for life, justice and peace called Local Constituent Assembly of Micoahumado
COLOMBIA Orlando Valencia Other members of the Afro-descendant communities of the Jiguiamiandó and Curvaradó River Basins
Orlando Valencia, who is standing for election to be a legal representative for one of the Afro-descendant communities in the department of Chocó, in the north-west of the country, was reportedly abducted by army-backed paramilitaries on 15 October, and has not been seen since. The army are reported to have threatened Afro-descendant communities in the region, and they too are believed to be in grave danger.
16th of June 2004, Bogotá
Gearóid Ó Loingsigh
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