The signatory organisations express our concern about the security situation in the city of Buenaventura, particularly recent events against the community in the Santa Fe district of the city. This district is next to the port and logistics terminal of TCBuen, whose parent company is headquartered in Europe. These incidents are taking place in a context of structural violence and amid the worsening humanitarian situation in the port city.
The OIDHACO General Assembly requests guarantees for protesters during the National Strike in Colombia and sends alert regarding alleged use of excessive force by the state security forces.
On 28 April, a National Strike began in more than 500 municipalities in Colombia. Convened by the National Strike Committee, this protest brings together several sectors of the population. The protesters are criticizing the government’s tax reform bill, as they believe that it would lead to greater poverty. Moreover, they are protesting about the mismanagement