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About the Delegation

Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the hemisphere, and also the country with the highest levels of state and paramilitary violence, including forced displacement, killings of journalists, trade unionists, and human rights activists. 

Foreign corporations, many of which are engaged in the large-scale extraction of natural resources, benefit from this situation. They control Colombia’s coal mines, which supply power plants in the United States while generating immense profits for mining companies. These corporations have been accused of serious human rights violations, displaced entire communities, exploited workers, and destroyed natural environments. 

This delegation meets with human rights activists, trade unionists, members of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, and others affected by coal production in Colombia. We will explore how we as consumers can work in solidarity with communities and organizations in Colombia to hold corporations accountable for human rights.

Ground cost: $1,600

Deadline:

May 1, 2021

Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey

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MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):

Witness for Peace Midwest

PO box 6078

Minneapolis, Mn 55406

*Please note the name of the delegation on the check

For More Information

Please contact Avi Chomsky, 978-542-6389, achomsky@salemstate.edu or Steve Striffler, 479-283-4795, striffler@hotmail.com.

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Costs and Funding

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Ground transportation

  • Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations

  • Three daily meals and snacks

  • Popular education workshops

  • Spanish-English interpretation

  • Honoraria for local organizations and presenters

  • Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Coordinators

Ground Costs do not cover:

  • International airfare 

  • Souvenirs and gifts 

  • Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey

WFP Solidarity Collective

P.O. Box 17262

Minneapolis, MN  55417-9998

(for donations, make checks payable to WFP Midwest)

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