Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 08:17
Photos from Colombia Vive's series of events featuring human rights lawyer Pillar Castillo and Flor Hilda Hernandez. Hernandez' oldest son, Elkin Gustavo, is one of the most well-known victims of the Colombian Army's "body count scandal." In 2008, Elkin Gustavo and 18 other young men left the Bogotá suburb of Soacha for what they thought was a fortunate job opportunity in the northeast of the...
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 22:37
Colombia Vive volunteers traveled from Boston to Washington, DC to participate in the July 11 rally against the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 00:03
Colombia Vive expressed opposition to the passage of the abominable FTAs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 04:14
On 3/13/12 Colombia Vive held a week-since vigil in solidarity with MOVICE's 3/6 actions across Colombia and around the world. People before profits. No to impunity for state-sponsored crimes. Colombian state-sponsored violence = U.S. state-sponsored violence. No to U.S. military aid. See Colombia Vive's statement in solidarity with the MOVICE actions.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 11:49
A student leader Sergio Fernandez, a lead spokesperson for Mesa Amplia Nacional Estudiantil—MANE, or the “Comprehensive National Student Board”—will tour the United States in March to inform diverse audiences—especially college and university students—about the organization and its recent successful nonviolent campaign to preserve public higher education in Colombia. In his Boston presentations,...
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 13:36
In conjunction with Witness for Peace, Colombia Vive held an event to promote awareness to the issue of displaced people in Colombia by making paper houses. The National goal was 5,000 houses to represent the 5 million internally displaced Colombians. We were able to contribute with 50 houses!
Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 14:17
From October 9–16, 2010, Colombia Vive presents a series of talks in the Boston area by two courageous Colombian women. A single mother, Flor Hilda Hernandez lost her oldest son, Elkin Gustavo, in 2008 when he and 16 others from his neighborhood of Bogotá joined a countless number of falsos positivos, innocent young men kidnapped and murdered by Colombian soldiers motivated by government promises...
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 08:27
Harvard has invited Uribe to be the key-note speaker of an event in which he will speak about the wonders of his achievements. Here is Colombia Vive's response upon learning about such one-sidedness and misrepresentation; the thread follows with the ensuing responses. March 21, 2011 Dear Dean Nohria, Colombia Vive is an all-volunteer non-profit organization working in Boston to create awareness...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 18:46
1) Just as the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico, the Central American Free Trade Agreement in Central America, and the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act in Haiti, the proposed Free Trade Agreement with Colombia will severely damage the agricultural sector in that country. If enacted, the agreement will further cripple the ability of small farmers in Colombia to compete with heavily...