Columbian activists’ message of peace

Rating: NNNNNColombian human rights worker Francisco Campos marked the second anniversary of the Barrancabermeja massacre, in which seven people were.


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Colombian human rights worker Francisco Campos marked the second anniversary of the Barrancabermeja massacre, in which seven people were killed by Colombian paramilitaries and 25 disappeared.

Campos’s message at an OISE meeting Tuesday night was that Colombia can get back on the road to peace.

No one at the meeting mentioned that FARC guerrillas recently tied an explosive to a woman’s neck, which exploded when police tried to defuse it, prompting the government to suspend peace talks.

In Colombia, meanwhile, Toronto lawyer Jeff House is meeting with the government. Activists want Ottawa to declare the 25 who disappeared during the massacre declared Canadian citizens so their killers can be tried here.

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