Colombia: Take action to protect peace community

Colombia: Take action to protect peace community

By FOR Colombia

Colombia: Take action to protect peace community
“We have always said, and in that we are clear, that until this very day we are resisting. And our work is to continue resisting and defending our rights. We don’t know until when, because the truth we’ve lived in our story is this: today we are here talking; tomorrow we may be dead.”

—Luis Eduardo Guerra, 37 days before his death

Demand justice for San José de Apartadó!

Yesterday, members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó traveled, on foot and by mule, through heavy rains and oppressive sun, to visit the grave of Luis Eduardo Guerra. Built in the typicalcampesino style, it is a small wooden house with an aluminum roof, weathered and hidden among tall grasses and guava trees. The journey commemorates the 2005 massacre of seven Peace Community members and a local man. Among the community members was Luis Eduardo, co-founder and celebrated leader.
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