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Two hundred Indigenous U’wa occupy gas plant in Colombia

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An U’wa Indigenous Guard defending his ancestral territory. Photo: Charlie Satow/Intercontinental Cry

by Charlie Satow, Intercontinental Cry, June 14, 2016

Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant south of the Colombia-Venezuela border in Norte de Santander department, to demand that the government honour an agreement dating back to May 1, 2014.

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