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Colombia: Examining the Past and Present Failures of the “War on Drugs” and Exploring Grassroots Alternatives
January 04, 2013 - January 14, 2013
Total Cost: $1450 plus airfare
Total due: December 15, 2012
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: November 15, 2012
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For 40 years, supply-based drug eradication in Latin America has failed. On this delegation, we will meet with communities affected by the policies of the Drug War, including Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and campesino communities. These courageous leaders are urging people from across the U.S. to come to Colombia to see firsthand the staggering human cost of this historical and ongoing U.S. policy. They urge us to join with them in working for a just and lasting peace in Colombia. WFP delegates will see firsthand the effects of billions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Colombia and learn about positive alternatives from the communities at the frontlines. Delegates will return with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for more just US policies.

What to Expect:

  • Explore the historical roots of military aid to Colombia, its evolution, and its impacts on the ground as experienced by Colombians today
  • Learn about Indigenous, Afro-Colombian and campesino struggles to preserve their territory, culture, and environment
  • Meet with communities in the Valle de Cauca and Cauca departments who are offering alternatives to source-based eradication based on principles of food sovereignty
  • Meet with leading NGO’s in Colombia and human rights defenders calling for change
  • Learn to educate and advocate U.S policy makers and citizens
  • Discuss ways to act in solidarity with communities affected by US policies and practices

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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Elise Roberts