Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Colombia's economy has grown. Its democracy is functioning, despite corruption and numerous human rights violations. The courts have shown their independence. The cities are becoming more modern and attractive, with hotels popping up like mushrooms.

But, out in the countryside and in the cities' huge slums, the human rights situation continues agonizing.

According to the recent Amnesty International report, almost 300,000 people were forced from their homes last year, the guerrillas continue kidnapping, recruiting children and planting landmines and paramilitaries have murdered human rights activists.

Let it not be forgotten.

Written by Mike Ceaser

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