by Sarah Vrba, July 21, 2012
Members of Indigenous Guard in Colombia, armed with their customary batons.
The Nasa people of southwestern Colombia will put three leftist guerillas on trial this week in an attempt to regain autonomy and peace over a region that has remained in the crosshairs of multiple armed groups over the years. The southwestern province of Cauca in Colombia has seen a number of violent and ceaseless battles occur, mostly between the central government’s armed forces and the leftist guerilla group FARC. Continue reading
PressTV, July 18, 2012
Nasa Indigenous people forcibly evict Colombian soldiers from their territory, July 2012.
Scores of Paez Indians have kicked Colombian soldiers out of an outpost as part of a push to expel both security forces and leftist rebels from indigenous reserves in the southwestern province of Cauca.
General Jorge Humberto Jerez, the top military officer in Cauca, said the indigenous people attacked the soldiers, punching and kicking them, Fox News Latino reported on Tuesday. Continue reading