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The Hidrosogamoso dam: Communities pay the high price of hydro-electric power in Colombia

30 January 2012: At first sight the small town of La Playa in the department of Santander in Colombia seems gripped by a minor boom. Its population has rocketed while new residential buildings, shops and small bars blaring out loud music have sprung up all over town. Yet the growth does nothing to mask the … Continue reading

Call for peace as teachers face threats on their lives

13 January 2012: On 20 June last year, Alejandro Jose Penata Lopez disappeared after leaving the school where he worked in the region of Cordoba in northern Colombia. His body was found in a nearby village. He had been tortured and then hanged with barbed wire. It is a shocking case, but Penata Lopez was … Continue reading