Colombia: CPT Advisor Attacker

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On 9 November 2011, two armed, masked men entered the home of Jaqueline Rojas in Barrancabermeja.  They held a gun to her 15-year-old daughter’s head and threatened to kill her if she screamed, then locked her in a room.  They tied up Rojas, spray-painted her face and clothes and asked the whereabouts of her oldest son and her husband, Juan Carlos Galvis, who is a leader in the Coca Cola workers union.  The men vandalized the home, spray-painting family photos with vulgarities, then left with a computer and various other belongings.

Rojas is a beloved friend and advisor of the CPT-Colombia team and a former leader of the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP).  Her husband, who was out of the country when the attack occurred, has been involved in significant national-level labor negotiations.

The family decided to leave the region for now for their security.  During a tearful goodbye, CPTers thanked Rojas for all her support over the last 10 years.  Please hold her and her family in prayer.GUNS AND GOLD

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We want to inform our constituents about interruptions to both Canadian and US mail services.

As global capitalism continues to exploit, Canada is seeing an increase of folks sleeping on the street. In Toronto, there is a growing encampment on the church property where our office is located. CPT is in solidarity with residents of the encampment.  Unfortunately, some Canada Post workers have since refused to deliver mail to our office. We are unsure if the mail is being stored somewhere or will be returned to sender. To ensure your donations make it to CPT, now would be a good time to switch to online donations, if you are able.  

In the US, postal services have been increasingly unreliable. If you are able, we encourage you to consider a monthly online giving plan which you can easily set up.

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