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Mark Burton: Peace and Political Violence in Colombia

By | 24/November/2017|

Mark Burton, lawyer for imprisoned FARC member Simón Trinidad, discusses his client’s case and the importance of his repatriation to Colombia.

Simón Trinidad was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to kidnap three US contractors and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment. He is currently held at a maximum security prison in Denver, Colorado. According to Mark Burton, Trinidad has been subjected to inhumane and cruel prison conditions and should be subject to the Colombian, rather than the US, justice system.

A Facebook live stream from the event ‘Peace and Political Violence in Colombia’ (London, UK, 21 November 2017)

https://alborada.net/events/peace-and-political-violence-in-colombia/

Speaking at the same event was Mariela Kohon, director of Justice for Colombia and an adviser to the FARC in the peace process. Watch a video of her presentation here.

Facebook link of video.

Mark Burton: Peace and Political Violence in Colombia

By | 24/November/2017|

Mark Burton, lawyer for imprisoned FARC member Simón Trinidad, discusses his client’s case and the importance of his repatriation to Colombia.

Simón Trinidad was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to kidnap three US contractors and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment. He is currently held at a maximum security prison in Denver, Colorado. According to Mark Burton, Trinidad has been subjected to inhumane and cruel prison conditions and should be subject to the Colombian, rather than the US, justice system.

A Facebook live stream from the event ‘Peace and Political Violence in Colombia’ (London, UK, 21 November 2017)

https://alborada.net/events/peace-and-political-violence-in-colombia/

Speaking at the same event was Mariela Kohon, director of Justice for Colombia and an adviser to the FARC in the peace process. Watch a video of her presentation here.

Facebook link of video.

Children of the FARC: Baby Boom in Colombia’s Jungles (Documentary)

By | 1/November/2017|

Two Colombian guerrilla fighters prepare to give birth for the first time, as their rebel army lays down its arms.

After more than half a century of fighting against the Colombian state, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down its arms to become a political party after a peace deal was signed in 2016.

With the prospect of long-term peace, FARC is finally allowing its remaining 7,000 fighters to have children.

Both Diana and Yorly joined FARC as teenagers and will soon leave it as mothers. But as they prepare to welcome children into a new Colombia, their comrades are still being killed by paramilitaries.

Director: Lali Houghton, 25 mins, 2017

Made for Al Jazeera English

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2017/10/children-farc-baby-boom-colombias-jungles-171001072833890.html

Life Between Borders: Black Migrants in Mexico (Documentary)

By | 28/October/2017|

With Trump’s rise to power, thousands of Haitians seeking entry to the US are now left stranded at the northern Mexico border. But Black migration is not new to Mexico, as people from the African Diaspora have lived here for centuries. In this short documentary, we meet Haitians stuck at the border as well as Africans in Mexico City to explore Black migration and identity in Mexico.

Director: Ebony Bailey, 15 mins, 2017

Read an Alborada interview with the director here.

https://www.facebook.com/lifebetweenbordersfilm/

 

 

 

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