An Unlikely Alliance: Indigenous and Campesinos Build an Alliance for Self-Defense

Garcés, Andrew Willis
Date Written:  2009-06-01
Publisher:  Left Turn
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX9547

In Colombia, campesinos are mostly non-indigenous family farmers who have often been pitted against indigenous people by wealthy landowners and corporations. Yet despite being traditional rivals, the Barí and campesino communities have been driven to a partnership by common enemies, including multinational mining companies, complicit Colombian regulatory agencies, and the US government.

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