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In the News (Thu 18 Jul 19)

  
  Chaos in Colombia: Blood Spills to Keep Oil Wealth Flowing
Arauca is now the most violent province in one of the most violent countries in the world.
Arauca province was first populated in the 1940s and 1950s by waves of refugees fleeing a period of bloody civil war known simply as La Violencia--the violence.
Arauca's dirt roads are scenes of misery, with trucks piled high with furniture, farm animals and families fleeing violence.
www.commondreams.org /headlines02/0915-07.htm   (2660 words)

  
  Arauca, Arauca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arauca is the capital of the Arauca Department of Colombia.
The Arauca region was explored by the German conquistador Jorge de la Espira, aka Georg von Speyer, in 1536.
Arauca was named after the Arauca River which now separates it from Venezuela, which river in turn was named for the indigenous people the Arauca.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arauca,_Arauca   (340 words)

  
 Peace Timeline: 2002
According to Arauca Mayor Jorge Apolinar Cedeño, homicides in the municipality have dropped from 147 between January and June 2002 to 66 during the same time period in 2003.
In an interview the Governor of Arauca, Óscar Garrid Muñoz, asserted that being part of the rehabilitation zone "has lead to a marked decrease in the number of terrorist acts: last year there were 127 attacks on the pipeline, and this year there have only been 5 or 6."
Arauca was left without electricity after two electrical towers were bombed by the FARC.
www.ciponline.org /colombia/AraucaTimelinejuly2003.htm   (611 words)

  
 Print news - IPS Inter Press Service
In a recent workshop with a group of reporters from Arauca, she tried to help them identify the symptoms of PTSD, which some people suffer after they are exposed to a traumatic, stressful event.
The exodus of the journalists left Arauca without any press coverage for several weeks, with the exception of the tiny local paper El Cronista, and their presence in the Colombian capital had a major impact on public opinion.
Four reporters have been murdered in the past 14 years in the department of Arauca, and in only one of the cases were the perpetrators convicted by the courts.
www.ipsnews.net /print.asp?idnews=26042   (1353 words)

  
 Peace Timeline: 2002
According to Arauca Mayor Jorge Apolinar Cedeño, homicides in the municipality have dropped from 147 between January and June 2002 to 66 during the same time period in 2003.
In an interview the Governor of Arauca, Óscar Garrid Muñoz, asserted that being part of the rehabilitation zone "has lead to a marked decrease in the number of terrorist acts: last year there were 127 attacks on the pipeline, and this year there have only been 5 or 6."
Arauca was left without electricity after two electrical towers were bombed by the FARC.
ciponline.org /colombia/AraucaTimelinejuly2003.htm   (611 words)

  
 Colombia's Oil Fields
Previous American military aid has been restricted to the war on drugs, but now President George W Bush is spending £60 million to train and equip Colombia's 18th Brigade in Arauca province, one of the most dangerous regions in the country, with both Left-wing guerrillas and Right-wing paramilitaries feeding off its oil wealth.
Arauca was once an abandoned province near the remote Venezuelan border, where Marxist guerrillas traditionally had a presence and the government in Bogota was happy to leave it to them.
One fifth of the money earned from the oil in Arauca is given to local government to spend, but the provincial authorities have historically been controlled by the 4,000-strong National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia's second-biggest Marxist army.
www.groups.sfahq.com /7th/colombias_oil_fields.htm   (595 words)

  
 Colombia: Laboratory of war -- violence soars in Arauca - news.amnesty - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The crisis in Arauca, which lies along Colombia's northern border with Venezuela, has been fuelled by the government's two-year military and security offensive in the area, supported by paramilitaries and powerful international, mainly US, military and economic interests.
Guerrilla groups, which have a longstanding presence in Arauca, have responded by repeatedly and increasingly breaching international humanitarian law in an attempt to repel the military and paramilitary advance.
Paramilitaries, who established a firm foothold in Arauca in the wake of large-scale operations carried out by the Colombian security forces in the area in recent years, continue to kill and threaten civilians despite a year-long self-declared ceasefire.
news.amnesty.org /mav/index/ENGAMR230192004   (531 words)

  
 Print news - IPS Inter Press Service
After they were targeted by collective threats in 2003, 16 journalists with the leading publications in the eastern oil-rich province of Arauca, on the border with Venezuela, were included by the government in a special protection programme and taken to Bogotá at the urging of the Colombian Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP).
Arauca is a conflict zone where the leftist guerrilla groups - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the smaller National Liberation Army (ELN) - face off with the extreme-rightwing paramilitaries and the armed forces.
The province of Arauca was subjected to a 23-day "armed strike" imposed by the rebels, which ended last Friday.
www.ipsnews.net /print.asp?idnews=30852   (1184 words)

  
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The crisis in Arauca, which lies along Colombia's northern border with Venezuela, has been fuelled by the government's two-year military and security offensive in the area, supported by paramilitaries and powerful international, mainly US, military and economic interests.
Guerrilla groups, which have a longstanding presence in Arauca, have responded by repeatedly and increasingly breaching international humanitarian law in an attempt to repel the military and paramilitary advance.
Paramilitaries, who established a firm foothold in Arauca in the wake of large-scale operations carried out by the Colombian security forces in the area in recent years, continue to kill and threaten civilians despite a year-long self-declared ceasefire.
www.unobserver.com /layout5.php?id=1604&blz=1   (497 words)

  
 Arauca : News in danger : print
The following civilian and military authorities were also interviewed: the commander of the rehabilitation zone, the commander of the Arauca police, the mayor of the city of Arauca, the attorney general, the departmental interior secretary, the DAS director, the ombudsman and two members of the public prosecutor’s office.
Furthermore, Arauca is of strategic importance because of its long frontier with Venezuela and its coca crop, with some 8,000 hectares under cultivation, according to official estimates.
Although the mayor of Arauca told this mission that the way freedom of expression was exercised in his city was "exaggerated," we found that the Arauca population’s right to information is restricted.
www.rsf.org /print.php3?id_article=4581   (2727 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At the end of 2002, during a visit to Arauca, the ambassador of the United States announced the donation of 98 million dollars to the XVIII Brigade, to be used for the protection of the Caño Limón oil pipeline.
At the same time the safe guarding of this oil resource for the sake of this company, ahead of dignity of the lives of the inhabitants of Arauca, is the cause of the assault on this region.
The Spanish corporation Repsol has also appeared in Arauca, and is drilling a new oil field known as Capachos, located in Tame — the municipality where the paramilitaries are currently consolidating a foot hold....
www.anti-imperialist.org /Colombia_6-20-04.htm   (449 words)

  
 Medios para la Paz-Arauca: La información en riesgo
Arauca es, además, una región estratégica por su extensa frontera con Venezuela y la presencia de cultivos de coca, los cuales, según versiones oficiales, alcanzarían las 8.000 hectáreas.
A pesar de que el alcalde de Arauca le dijo a esta comisión que el estado actual de la libertad de expresión en su ciudad era "exagerado", pudimos constatar que los araucanos tienen restringido su derecho a recibir informaciones.
A las autoridades del departamento de Arauca, que expliquen con base en qué criterios asignan la publicidad oficial en los medios de comunicación y que publiquen anualmente una rendición de esta asignación.
www.mediosparalapaz.org /index.php?idcategoria=1469   (2817 words)

  
 The Hindu : Opinion / Leader Page Articles : The dirty war for Colombian oil
The men were all trade unionists, and their killings bring to 30 the number of unionists killed in Arauca so far this year.
The civilians of Arauca — farmers, oil workers, health workers and their families — bear the brunt of the conflict and need peace more than anybody, but for them Mr.
There are seven municipalities in the department of Arauca, but the special security zone was only imposed in the three northern municipalities where the oil pipeline runs.
www.hindu.com /2004/08/21/stories/2004082100561000.htm   (931 words)

  
 Colombia: Laboratory of war - Repression and violence in Arauca. - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It consists of seven municipalities: Arauca, Arauquita, and Saravena, all in the north of the department, and Cravo Norte, Fortul, Puerto Rondón and Tame in the south.
Arauca is one of the most militarized departments in the country, and became more so following the creation of the RCZ in the three northern municipalities of Arauca in September 2002.
As paramilitaries consolidated their presence in the municipality of Arauca they were able to carry out massacres and selective killings despite the heavy-militarization of the region and the fact that the armed forces had been informed of their presence.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/ENGAMR230042004   (17730 words)

  
 Focus on Arauca
The department of Arauca in northeastern Colombia, along the border with Venezuela, is the focus of a $99 million Bush Administration plan to help Colombia's army protect an oil pipeline.
Arauca has a significant presence of both major guerrilla groups (the FARC and ELN) as well as right-wing paramilitaries.
Arauca is one of Colombia's main oil-producing departments.
ciponline.org /colombia/arauca.htm   (524 words)

  
 Plan Colombia and Beyond: Why not Arauca this year?
Arauca, in northeastern Colombia on the border with Venezuela, is the country's largest producer of oil.
Despite $100 million in U.S. military aid to protect oil infrastructure in Arauca, guerrillas continue to bomb the Arauca section of the Caño Limón pipeline about once per month (down from 3 1/2 times per month in 2002, the last year before military aid began arriving).
When he first came to office, President Álvaro Uribe made Arauca one of two special "rehabilitation zones" placed under virtual martial law, until this mechanism was struck down by Colombia's Supreme Court.
www.ciponline.org /colombia/blog/archives/000312.htm   (685 words)

  
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In early 1996, the Arauca parties and FOC agreed to an amendment to the FOC Settlement Agreement concerning the financial structure of the settlement.
As an aside, we disagree with Hasco/Sneddon's contention that the appeal is rendered moot because of the Arauca parties' voluntary withdrawal from the appeal and their indication through affidavits in later court proceedings that they would not rehire SRZ to represent them in the event of a reversal of the circuit court's disqualification order.
We agree with the circuit court's determination that "[w]hile SRZ originally may have represented Sneddon only in his capacity as an agent of Arauca, the evidence is clear that the representation expanded to include Hasco, and therefore its `alter ego' Sneddon, as a subordinated lender" and, further, that SRZ represented Sneddon in an individual capacity.
www.state.il.us /court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/1998/1stDistrict/September/HTML/1970837.txt   (3501 words)

  
 Colombia Rebels Train Farmers in War
The move by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in Arauca state marks an escalation in Colombia's war, where civilians are often caught in the cross fire but normally flee rather than fight.
The decision reflects the desperation of the leftist rebels to hang onto Arauca, which produces huge revenues for them in the form of extortion from oil companies and "taxes" on fields of coca, from which cocaine is made.
After the paramilitary incursion began, the rebels declared an "armed blockade," banning all vehicles from the roads of Arauca and burning the vehicles of violators.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/aponline/20011103/aponline152335_000.htm   (659 words)

  
 Gobernacion de Arauca
Gobernador de Arauca entregó balance de su Gestión de Gobierno.
Hospital San Vicente de Paúl de Arauca se destacó en estudio de Fedesalud y UN.
El Gobernador de Arauca viene dando su saludo de navidad y año nuevo a las mujeres más humildes del municipio de Arauca, desde su despacho donde adelanta su gestión en beneficio de los araucanos para que el Cambio siga su marcha.
www.arauca.gov.co   (590 words)

  
 GAO-05-971, Security Assistance: Efforts to Secure Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas Oil Pipeline Have Reduced Attacks, but ...
We traveled to Arauca and met with the local commanders of the Colombian Army and Colombian National Police, and spoke with U.S. Special Forces who were training the Colombian Army.
U.S. assistance was directed toward Colombia's 18TH army brigade headquartered in the Department of Arauca, whose area of responsibility includes all of Arauca and parts of the Boyaca and Norte de Santander departments to the northwest.
Pipeline attacks in Arauca have decreased since 2001 and new oil exploration is occurring.
www.gao.gov /htext/d05971.html   (7140 words)

  
 Informe de Derechos Humanos Arauca 2002
El Departamento de Arauca se encuentra ubicado al oriente de Colombia en la frontera internacional con Venezuela, tiene una extensión aproximada de 23.393 Km2 a lo largo de siete (7) municipios: Arauca (Capital), Arauquita, Saravena, Fortul, Tame, Cravo Norte y Puerto Rondón, posee una población que hoy se calcula cerca de 600.000 habitantes.
Arauca es el primer productor de agua de la orinoquía, el mayor potencial y riqueza, más que el petróleo, es el agua.
Arauca cuenta con una de las mas importantes riquezas petroleras del país, representando en promedio el 30.2% de la producción nacional, esencialmente a través del Oleoducto Caño Limón Coveñas que ha sido explotado por 14 años.
www.derechos.org /nizkor/colombia/libros/arauca/presentacion.html   (1431 words)

  
 Arauca & Militarism : Costs of Doing Business : AFSC
U.S. military presence in Arauca began in 2002 with the supplemental aid Bush requested that provided the $6 million "start up" funding for the new mobile brigade designed to protect the Caño Limon-Coveñas pipeline, as well as additional training to the 18th Colombian army brigade.
In 2002 and 2003, U.S. military aid to protect the pipeline is in the form of equipment, weaponry, and helicopters for the 18th and new mobile brigades.
This is true in the case of Arauca and for most of Sucre, where the Caño Limon - Coveñas pipeline directly crosses the municipalities that are zones of rehabilitation.
afsc.org /colombiaoil/us-militarization_2.htm   (802 words)

  
 Colombian army and paramilitaries intensify offensive against trade unionists and leftwing activists
Jose Joaquin Cubides, General Secretary of the agricultural workers’ union in Arauca, was killed on November 7 in Fortul, Arauca.
In Arauca the victims of the army and paramilitary operations are counted in their thousands.
Arauca is one of the main bases from which they wage all these reactionary provocations.
www.handsoffvenezuela.org /colombian_army_leftwing.htm   (1615 words)

  
 Visiting Puerto Wilches with the OFP
Arauca province, in north-eastern Colombia, has more than a few similarities to parts of the U.S. Endless plains interrupted by clumps of low trees; cattle herds alternating with farm crops; small towns connected by miles of empty roads.
We were surprised to see that the airport code for "Arauca," scrawled across our luggage tags, happens to be "AUC"- the same initials of Colombia's biggest paramilitary group.
Over the next three days, we saw the physical and psychological scars of years of political violence, alongside powerful evidence of communities' refusal to be silenced by that violence.
www.peacebrigades.org /colombia/araucatravels705.html   (650 words)

  
 Special Report: State of siege in Arauca : ICT [2003/10/16]
ARAUCA, Colombia - "When there was no petroleum, there was no war," says Dario Tulivila, a traditional Guahibo Indian leader from Colombia's bloodily conflicted department of Arauca.
Saravena is situated at the northwestern corner of Arauca, just south of the Rio Arauca, a tributary of the Orinoco that forms the border with Venezuela.
The decline of legitimate government in Arauca reflects a generalized attack on the local institutions of civil society.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1066332562   (1510 words)

  
 The Daily Journal - Guerrillas lift armed blockade in Arauca
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said in a statement sent to local radio stations in northwest Arauca province that the blockade had ‘‘successfully achieved all its goals” and would end today.
Fearful drivers in Arauca have been staying off roads and highways, causing food and other shortages, while thousands of residents have been living largely without electricity due to FARC attacks on the region’s energy infrastructure.
Arauca Gov. Julio Enrique Acosta on Wednesday estimated the blockade had cost the region 5 billion pesos (U.S.$2.2 million; euro1.83 million) in lost business.
www.thedailyjournalonline.com /article.asp?CategoryId=12393&ArticleId=201819   (264 words)

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