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Colombian Journey - The Call for Justice

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On November 12, 2002, the military and police rounded up more than 2,000 people in Saravena and took them to the sports arena in the first mass arrest in the state of Arauca.  On September 27 of this year, more than 2,000 people again filled the arena – this time to denounce the human rights abuses committed by the military and police during the past five years.  The Human Rights Commission of the Colombian Senate held a public hearing in the arena that day which lasted for more than six hours.

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BP Refuses to Compensate Peasants For Pipeline Damage

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by Andy Higginbottom

August 13, 2001

BP's Colombian oil pipeline companies are refusing to pay compensation claims of $850,000 to three hundred peasants. The peasants, from the region of Zaragoza in northern Antioquia, claim that two oil pipelines passing through their farms have caused extensive environmental damage, forcing them off their land. Meanwhile, BP sells the oil on the U.S. market for $10 million a day.

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