Colombia: Return the Land!

 

As we go to press, the 123 families forced off their land in Las Pavas (Southern Bolívar) in July 2009 are returning home.  The Daabon company and its subsidiaries, which still produce palm oil on Las Pavas land, have used threats and intimidation to dissuade their return.  In the face of such tactics, community members prepared themselves with training in nonviolent resistance and protective measures against police brutality.