Month: November 2013

Acuerdos logrados después de la ocupación pacifica de las oficinas del gobierno

En respuesta a la falta de voluntad política del gobierno colombiano en respetar los derechos de las comunidades negras en el departamento de Cauca,  las comunidades afrodescendientes del departamento se movilizaron masivamente para ocupar de manera pacífica las oficinas del Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural  (INCODER) en la ciudad de Popayán el 31 de Octubre del 2013. (more…)

Agreements Reached after the Peaceful Occupation of Government Offices

In response to the Colombian  government’s lack of political will to respect the rights of black people in the department of Cauca, Afro-descendant communities throughout the department translated their frustration into a mass mobilization to peacefully occupy  the offices of the Colombian Institute of Rural Development (INCODER) in the city of Popayan on October 31, 2013. (more…)

Black Communities in Cauca Peacefully Occupy Government Offices

The ACSN is monitoring the peaceful occupation of the Colombian Institute of Rural Development (INCODER) in Popayan, Cauca. Black community councils, social movements, and grass roots organizations organized under the Afro-Caucan Territorial Development Working Group decided to occupy the INCODER offices after the government failed to comply with agreements established at a meeting on October 8. The agreements with the government were intended to resolve long-standing land titling issues in Cauca. (more…)