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16 December 2018

Indonesia: Wilmar to monitor palm oil suppliers using satellites to eliminate deforestation

Author: Robin Hicks, Eco-Business

"Wilmar's supplier mapping plan could be a 'breakthrough' for palm oil industry", 12 December 2018...

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16 May 2017

Indonesia: Wilmar appeals RSPO ruling on land grabbing case; cites violation of due process as ground

Author: Rachel Diaz-Bastin, Mongabay

"Wilmar appeals RSPO ruling that it grabbed indigenous lands in Sumatra", 17 May 2017...

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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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15 February 2010
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Author: Gerardo Iglesias, Ecoportal.net

El aceite o el biodiesel de Palma Africana tienen a la violencia como aditivo. En Indonesia, en África o en Colombia, la depredación ambiental, la represión a las comunidades indígenas y campesinas, y el antisindicalismo son algunas de las huellas de...

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3 June 2009
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Author: Margarita Rodríguez, BBC Mundo

...organizaciones defensoras de los derechos humanos...al hablar de la producción de biocombustibles en [Colombia]...Denuncian que la expansión de los cultivos de palma de aceite, clave en la producción de biodiesel, amenaza las vidas y las tierras de...

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23 March 2009

Colombia Orders Return of Stolen Farmland

Author: Juan Forero, Washington Post

As with so many crimes of war, what happened here in…northwestern Colombia more than a decade ago might easily have been forgotten. Illegal militias forced hundreds of poor black farmers off their land, which politically connected businessmen then...

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9 November 2008
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Author: U.S. Office on Colombia

Walberto Hoyos Rivas sobrevivió por poco a un atentado contra su vida...Desafortunadamente, no sobrevivió al segundo. El valiente líder comunitario de Curvaradó, territorio afrocolombiano del departamento del Chocó, fue asesinado el 14 de Octubre de...

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9 November 2008

Human Rights Defender and Social Activist Killed in Chocó [Colombia]

Author: U.S. Office on Colombia

Walberto Hoyos Rivas had narrowly survived one attempt on his life. Sadly, he did not survive the second. The courageous community leader of Curvaradó, an Afro-Colombian territory in the Chocó department, was assassinated yesterday by suspected...

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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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