An Unlikely Alliance: Indigenous and Campesinos Build an Alliance for Self-Defense
Garcés, Andrew Willishttp://www.leftturn.org/?q=node/1315
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.