Thursday, October 23, 2008

Report on Cauca on Democracy Now

Indigenous Colombians Begin 10,000-Strong March Against Uribe Government

TEXT From Democracy Now Website:

More than 10,000 indigenous Colombians have begun a protest march against President Alvaro Uribe. Marchers are protesting the militarization of their territories, the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, and the failure of Uribe’s administration to fulfill various accords with the indigenous communities. We speak to Rafael Coicué, an indigenous leader who lost sight in his left eye when he was assaulted by masked gunmen in his home, and Mario Murillo, a US journalist and professor currently in Colombia.

On Thursday, October 23, Democracy Now had this brief report about the situation in Cauca and the rest of the country.

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