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9 March 2020
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Author: El Espectador (Colombia)

“La Mojana: entre terratenientes y campesinos sin tierra” – 9 de marzo de 2020...

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20 May 2010

Palm oil businessmen arrested over forced displacement in Choco [Colombia]

Author: Sandra Hernandez, Colombia Reports

Colombia's prosecutor general ordered the arrest of 24 individuals from palm oil companies in the north-west department of Choco. The men are suspected of organizing the forced displacement of two Afro-Colombians communities from the Curvarado and...

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19 May 2010
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Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]

Es el caso de las comunidades de Jiguamiangó y Curvaradó, donde los 'paras' desplazaron a miles de familias negras y donde se instalaron megaproyectos de palma...[U]n fiscal de la Unidad de Derechos Humanos ordenó la captura de 22 directivos, dueños y...

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18 January 2010
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Author: Semana [Colombia]

Hombres con armas largas y cortas...transitan actualmente por...municipios chocoanos...Estos municipios tienen suelos aptos para cultivar palma africana, frutas y verduras...[E]ste medio hizo un recorrido por varios municipios...investigando cómo se...

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21 December 2009

Black day for Burma’s Irrawaddy: junta ministers host Myitsone dam “celebration”

Author: Burma Rivers Network

Hundreds of local villagers were forced to greet the Minister of Electric Power and Minister of Energy today at an official “celebration” ceremony to launch the construction of China’s Myitsone dam, which will…impact millions living along Burma’s main...

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5 November 2009

Caught in a crossfire of ideas [India]

Author: Rajni Bakshi, Mint [India]

A recent meeting organized by the Citizens Initiative for Peace at Constitution Club in New Delhi...a few businesspeople also attended...to learn about different aspects of the Naxal-Maoist insurgency and the government’s counter-insurgency operations....

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11 June 2009

Returning Residents [Sri Lanka]

Author: Riyad Riffai, Lanka Business

A United Nations agency is getting private sector support to help re-settle a part of the 660,000 refugees in the country who are starting to return to their former homes, officials said...Brandix Lanka, a top Sri Lankan apparel group, is working with...

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1 May 2008

[PDF] Fuelling Fear: The human cost of biofuels in Colombia

Author: War on Want [UK]

There is an emerging pattern of displacement and human rights violations against Afro-Colombian communities connected to palm oil cultivation. Numerous cases of communities being threatened and attacked by paramilitary groups have been reported. Not...

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1 February 2008
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Author: War Resisters

"La explotación minera fue una de las causas de desplazamientos de personas en África menos citadas, y una de las que más fácilmente pueden aumentar”…fue una de las conclusion de un informe…[de] la Comunidad Sudafricana para el Desarrollo…en los países...

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1 February 2008

Africa: Conflicts and mining-induced displacement

Author: War resisters

Mining-induced displacement...was one of the most underreported causes of displacement in Africa, and one that was likely to increase”…conclu[ded]…report by…the Southern African Development Community…In Africa…mining is associated with human rights...

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