Month: November 2010

Paramilitaries Threaten Afro-Colombians that Recently Advocated for Human Rights at the OAS and U.S. Congress

On October 30, paramilitary groups that identified themselves as the ‘Capital Bloc of the Black Eagles 380,’ or Bloque Capital de las Águilas Negras 380, threatened several Afro-Colombian and indigenous leaders, unions, politicians, press outlets, and other human rights defenders.  The threat sent via text message states that “we know where you are […] our rural and urban structures will not fail.  Leave or die.” (more…)