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Articles from Colombia

  1. Equity and inclusion 5 December 2011

    On the way to education for equality

    The EI Latin America Women’s Network met in Bogota, Colombia, on 2-3 December to discuss and strengthen the defense of public education as a basic human right.

    On the way to education for equality
  2. Union growth 27 June 2011

    EI condemns the murders of more teachers in Colombia

    EI condemns and expresses its deep sorrow at the murders of four more teachers in Colombia: Dionis Alfredo Sierra Vergara was murdered on 15 May; Carlos Julio Gómez was shot on 26 May; Freddy Antonio Cuadrado Núñez was killed on 27 May, and Alejandro José Peñata López on 20 June....

    EI condemns the murders of more teachers in Colombia
  3. Union growth 16 June 2011

    Colombia: Political prisoner Miguel Beltran absolved of all charges

    EI is delighted to report that Dr. Miguel Angel Beltran has been released from a Colombian prison after being absolved of the charges of ‘rebellion’ and ‘criminal conspiracy for terrorist purposes’.

    Colombia: Political prisoner Miguel Beltran absolved of all charges
  4. Union growth 16 February 2011

    Colombia: killing of teacher unionists must end

    The Colombian teacher and trade unionist, Carlos Alberto Ayala, was shot dead on 5 February. The gunmen who murdered him had been laying in wait for him as he returned to his home in Puerto Asís.

    Colombia: killing of teacher unionists must end
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 31 January 2011

    Colombia: Murder of teacher unionists continue into 2011

    EI condemns the brutal murder of Colombian teacher trade unionist, Manuel Esteban Tejada, on 10 January. His assassination brings the death toll to 28 teacher unionists who have been killed in Colombia in the past year.

    Colombia: Murder of teacher unionists continue into 2011
  6. Union growth 8 November 2010

    Colombia: EI demands release of imprisoned professor

    EI has launched a new Urgent Action Appeal to call on the Government of Colombia to release Miguel Ángel Beltrán Villegas, a university professor and trade unionist who has been imprisoned.

    Colombia: EI demands release of imprisoned professor
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 10 September 2010

    EI demands release of imprisoned Colombian professor

    EI has launched a global on-line petition calling on the Colombian government to release Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a university professor and trade unionist who has been imprisoned on charges that violate his basic right to academic freedom.

    EI demands release of imprisoned Colombian professor
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 4 August 2010

    Colombia: Teacher trade unionist killed as violations continue

    Education International has expressed dismay as news emerged that another teacher trade unionist has been killed in Colombia. This latest murder brings to 17 the total number of teachers that have been killed in 2010 alone.

    Colombia: Teacher trade unionist killed as violations continue
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 3 June 2010

    Teachers murdered in Colombia: Twenty years of impunity

    Some men wearing masks came into the classroom and shot him, right in the middle of our lesson. They didn’t give him a chance to say anything. One of the masked men lifted our teacher’s dead body by the back of his shirt and spoke to us: ‘This man had...

    Teachers murdered in Colombia: Twenty years of impunity
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 April 2010

    Trade unions condemn EU-Colombia deal

    Trade unions in Europe and in Colombia are speaking out against a new free trade agreement charging that it provides political support to a regime in Colombia that is deeply implicated in gross violations of human rights and labour standards.

    Trade unions condemn EU-Colombia deal
  11. Union growth 14 April 2010

    Colombia: EI takes action to end the killing of teachers

    Education International is leading the way to develop new strategies to end the violence being inflicted upon teachers and members of our global federation.

    Colombia: EI takes action to end the killing of teachers
  12. Union growth 18 March 2010

    Dreadful toll of assassinations mounts in Colombia

    Colombian teacher Duvian Dario Rojo Cadavid and his wife were enjoying an early evening walk together in the municipal park of their home town of Puerto Berrío when they were shot dead by unknown assailants on 13 March, the day before senatorial elections. Their deaths bring the total number of...

    Dreadful toll of assassinations mounts in Colombia
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 3 April 2009

    Two more teachers murdered in Colombia

    Ramiro Cuadros Roballo and Walter Escobar Marín, both members of SUTEV, a teacher union affiliated to FECODE, and two other trade-unionists were assassinated last month, as the violence against trade union activists continues to mount.

    Two more teachers murdered in Colombia
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 12 March 2009

    The killing of teachers in Colombia should stop, says EI.

    A total of three teachers were targets of assassination last February in Colombia. Two of them were killed, and one barely survived. EI voices its strong protest to the authorities, requesting a better protection of teachers facing threats to their lives.

    The killing of teachers in Colombia should stop, says EI.
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 11 April 2008

    Colombia: more teachers murdered

    Educators around the world are condemning the latest brutal assassinations of teacher trade unionists in Colombia. On 1 April, Emerson Ivan Herrera Ruales and Luz Mariela Diaz Lopez lost their lives at the hands of unknown gunmen who shot them as they made their way to work in the morning.

    Colombia: more teachers murdered