Total Cost: $1300 plus airfare
Total due: May 01, 2014
Deposit due: April 01, 2014
Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the
hemisphere, and also the country with the highest levels of official and
paramilitary violence, including forced displacement, killings of journalists,
trade unionists, and human rights activists.
Foreign corporations, many of which are engaged in the large-scale
extraction of natural resources, benefit from this situation. They control Colombia’s coal mines, which
supply power plants in the United States while generating immense profits for
mining companies. These corporations
have been accused of serious human rights violations, displaced entire
communities, exploited workers, and destroyed natural environments.
This delegation meets with human rights activists, trade unionists,
members of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, and others affected by
coal production in Colombia. We will explore how we as consumers can work
in solidarity with communities and organizations in Colombia to hold
corporations accountable for human rights.
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