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  Arauca, Arauca - Medbib.com, the modern 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.
www.medbib.com /Arauca,_Arauca   (302 words)

 Peace Timeline: 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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)

 Focus on Arauca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
www.ciponline.org /colombia/arauca.htm   (524 words)

 Colombia: Laboratory of war - Repression and violence in Arauca.
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.
During their visit to Arauca in March 2003, Amnesty International delegates received information indicating that 39 peasant farmers were recruited into such units in the municipality of Saravena reportedly as part of ordinary compulsory military service and not on a voluntary basis.
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.
www.amnestyusa.org /justearth/document.do?id=0EF5D7263C96D94C85256E9E005B595F   (18622 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.
www.afsc.org /colombiaoil/us-militarization_2.htm   (802 words)

 Colombia: Laboratory of war -- violence soars in Arauca
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.
amnestyusa.org /news/document.do?id=80256DD400782B8480256E75005C31EB   (616 words)

 Informe de Derechos Humanos Arauca 2002
Arauca está situado estratégicamente, su riqueza, a más del petróleo y sus recursos hídricos.
Los integrantes de la misión médica en Arauca a lo largo del 2002 han sido continuamente estigmatizados de ser auxiliadores de la guerrilla en razón de sus actividades en una zona de conflicto.
Arauquita y Arauca fueron constantemente amenazados a través de llamadas telefónicas o en los diferentes retenes de la fuerza pública o de los paramilitares se les acusaba de ser los médicos y enfermeros de los guerrilleros.
www.derechos.org /nizkor/colombia/libros/arauca/cap1.html   (5556 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.
The Arauca and Schuyler parties filed a petition in the appellate court for review and vacatur of the circuit court's temporary restraining order, which the appellate court denied.
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/WP/1970837.doc   (3486 words)

 Chicago Indymedia: DePaul Students Update on Colombia, Palestine and Philippines
He is the head of the Colombian armed forces in the department of Arauca.
Arauca is in the eastern part of Colombia, borders Venezuala, and because of the oil pipeline owned by the American company Occidental, is one of the most violent locations in Colombia's civil war.
If we wanted to travel to Santo Domingo, where the army bombed a civilian population, or to Flor Amarillo, where paramilitary members of the AUC recently massacred 5 civilians and left their bodies in the towns elementary school, we would need to pass through the army checkpoints with little harrassement.
chicago.indymedia.org /newswire/display/47875/index.php   (697 words)

 Visiting Puerto Wilches with the OFP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
I saw Arauca's landscapes up close this July, accompanying the Bogota-based human rights group "Minga" as part of a commission of human rights NGOs.
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.
www.peacebrigades.org /colombia/araucatravels705.html   (650 words)

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Arauca residents are also concerned about the likely start of fumigations later in 2003.
Three municipalities of Arauca reportedly have coca cultivation, but the concentrations are small and found within fields of other crops, which will then also be destroyed if fumigation begins.
More information about the violence in Arauca and the involvement of the US military can be found in WOLA's May 2003 issue of Colombia Monitor.
www.laborrights.org /urgent/arauca061203.htm   (367 words)

 Colombia: Laboratory of war - Repression and violence in Arauca. - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The north-eastern department of Arauca is located near the eastern range of the Andes mountains.
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.
The unit is based at the barracks of the XVIII Brigade in the city of Arauca and consists of judicial investigators from the Offices of the Attorney General and Procurator General.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engamr230042004   (17712 words)

 Footnotes to History- A
Arauca- The city of Arauca is in the center of the Colombian region known as the Llanos, an underdeveloped frontier closer to Venezuela than to the Colombian capital.
The region's remoteness bred lawlessness for much of its history, and Arauca served as one of the best examples of this in 1916.
In brief fighting on the morning of December 30, Gómez and his thirty-seven followers seized control of the city and declared it the Republic of Arauca.
www.buckyogi.com /footnotes/nata.htm   (4916 words)

 SENA - Arauca
El Departamento de Arauca está situado en el extremo norte de la región de la Orinoquía Colombiana, localizado entre los 06º, 02’ 40” Y 07º 06’ 13” la latitud norte y los 69º 25’ 54” y 72º 22’ 23” de longitud oeste.
Arauca – su capital, Arauquita-, Cravo Norte, Fortul, Puerto Rondón, Saravena y Tame.
A partir de 1983 se crea el Grupo Arauca como parte de la Regional Meta – Orinoquía con una evolución directamente proporcional a la contribución del gobierno departamental que ya empezaba a gozar de las regalías petroleras.
www.sena.edu.co /Portal/Regionales/Arauca   (525 words)

 Araucan Nightmare: Life and Death in Tame
The turmoil that rural communities in Tame and elsewhere in Arauca experience is exemplified by an incident at the indigenous reserve of Betoyes, composed of a number of small hamlets near Tame.
Tame is considered the gateway to Arauca from the interior of the country, which has lent an element of speculation to the territorial warfare.
Recent years have seen an explosion in coca cultivation in the Arauca department, with the FARC considered to be the chief force behind the surge.
www.colombiajournal.org /araucan_nightmare.htm   (6537 words)

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The clients, Arauca Trading Limited Partnership (ATLP), Arauca General, Inc. (AGI), Stephen G. Macklem and Dr. Henry Gosiene (collectively the Arauca parties), initially were parties to the appeal but voluntarily withdrew on July 11, 1997.[fn1] Appellees, Hasco, Inc., and Harold A.
Also on November 1, Hasco/Sneddon filed a verified complaint for declaratory judgment and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief seeking to disqualify SRZ from representing the Arauca parties in the NASD arbitration and enjoining the Arauca parties from proceeding in the NASD arbitration as long as SRZ remained their counsel.
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.
www.state.il.us /court/OPINIONS/AppellateCourt/1998/1stDistrict/September/HTML/1970837.txt   (3501 words)

 Arauca (Arauca, Colombia)
The flag of the Municipality of Arauca in Department of Arauca, Colombia, is presented at <
However, the photo of the Mayor shows the flag with coat of arms in seal-like form on it at <
Adopted by "Acuerdo" Nº 018 del 2001, that officialized all Arauca Symbols (Flag, Coat of Arms and Anthem).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/co-araar.html   (75 words)

 STATE OF SIEGE IN ARAUCA | World War 4 Report
In Arauca, the ZRC covered the municipalities of Arauca and Arauquita (which the Cano-Limon field straddles) and Saravena (which the pipeline crosses).
In 2001, Arauca's popular governor Hector Federico Gal lardo, elected on the ticket of the local grassroots Communal and Communitarian Movement, was removed from office by the national Council of State after only six months in power--on the technicality that he had briefly served as interim governor six month s earlier (a constitutional violation).
Even on the Arauca plains, where oil is already big business, indigenous peoples are struggling to halt expansion of the infrastructure--especially a new highway linking Arauca town and the Cano-Limon fields to the main Saravena-Bogota road.
ww4report.com /andean/aruaca   (3456 words)

 Satelitní mapa oblasti Arauca: Arauca — Tame | Kolumbie
Satelitní mapa oblasti Arauca: Arauca — Tame
Arauca a okolní regiony — podrobné satelitní snímky
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www.maplandia.cz /kolumbie/arauca   (463 words)

 U.S. Support for War of Terror in Arauca
This troop involvement is in addition to the more than $3.5 billion the United States has already spent on the Colombian military since 2000, making Colombia the third-largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the world.
I just returned from Saravena, Colombia, a small town located in the important oil region of the Arauca Department and a town in which a large proportion of the U.S. troops in Colombia are based.
Indeed, as Amnesty International has reported, the violent conflict in Arauca is motivated and fueled by oil interests and the attempt of the Colombian military, with the support of the United States, to protect these interests.
www.colombiajournal.org /colombia197.htm   (602 words)

 Arauca : Costs of Doing Business : AFSC
There are many foreign oil companies in and near Arauca, in other sections of the Llanos Basin and in the Upper and Middle Magdalena Valleys.
Occidental Petroleum is the main oil company in Arauca.
Operations began in 1986, and to this day, it is Occidental Petroleum's main source of revenue in Colombia and accounts for almost 20 percent of Colombia's oil production[67].
www.afsc.org /colombiaoil/us-corporate_2.htm   (471 words)

 Arauca Region Map: Patebaco — San Pablo | Colombia Google Satellite Maps
You are in Arauca (Arauca, Colombia), administrative region of level 2.
Explore Arauca in Google Earth: use the regional directory or search form above to find your Google Earth location in Arauca, Arauca, Colombia.
If you would like to recommend this Arauca map page to a friend, or if you just want to send yourself a reminder, here is the easy way to do it.
www.maplandia.com /colombia/arauca/arauca/places-patebaco-san-pablo.html   (625 words)

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62Efrain Alberto Varela Noriega28th June 2002Rural area of Arauca departmentOwner of the “Meridiano 70” radio station and host of two of the station’s news programmes, he was travelling in his car with two relatives when paramilitaries stopped the vehicle, forced him out and shot him twice in the face and chest at close range.
Colonel Jorge Caro, the acting commander of Arauca’s police at the time, attempted to blame Varela for his own murder saying that he criticised the paramilitaries too much.
He was stabbed to death by unknown assailants.2Ivan Dario Pelayo17th Aug 1995Town of Puerto Rondon, Arauca departmentManager of the “Llanoramica” radio station, he was assassinated by ELN guerrillas who broke into the station and shot him.
www.justiceforcolombia.org /worddocs/Journaliststable.doc   (956 words)

 U.S. Moves Closer to Colombia's War (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Over the course of this year, Arauca province is scheduled to become the center of gravity for a $470 million-a-year U.S. effort to help President Alvaro Uribe cripple the enduring leftist insurgency by strengthening Colombia's military.
The 70 U.S. trainers in Arauca -- more than half here, the rest on nearby bases in Cano Limon and Arauca city to the east -- are a useful propaganda symbol for the guerrillas, who have long warned of U.S. economic designs on Colombia's natural wealth.
Uribe last week ordered that Arauca's oil royalties, amounting to roughly $42 million a year, must be managed by his administration rather than by the provincial government, a move designed to choke off the ELN's financing.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A38331-2003Feb6¬Found=true   (1471 words)

 Noticias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In relation to Mapiripán (Meta) and Santo Domingo (Arauca), Uribe said these were very old cases that have not been solved and makes the “interaction with the International Community” very hard.
In Arauca's (Arauca) case, occurred a year and a half ago the President added that, even though the members of the Armed Forces who participated in it are detained, it is necessary to advance rapidly and make final decisions.
In face of the Cajamarca (Tolima) case, occurred during Easter Break of 2004, we cannot say that it is still under investigation.
www.colombiaemb.org /extras/news_item.html?id=1401   (484 words)

 Amnesty International's briefing to the UN Committee against Torture on the Republic of Colombia - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Information received by Amnesty International during a September 2002 visit to Arauca indicated that a large number of paramilitaries entered the community of El Rosario and surrounding areas in Arauca Municipality on 21 June 2002, despite the close proximity of the army’s XVIII Brigade, and were able to operate unhindered until 14 August 2002.
Despite the fact that the area is heavily militarised and the whereabouts of the paramilitaries known by the authorities, no action to confront the paramilitaries appears to have been taken.
During Amnesty International’s visit to Arauca in March 2003, delegates received information indicating that the families of 39 peasant soldiers who have been recruited into such units in the municipality of Saravena, reportedly as part of ordinary compulsory military service, have received threats from the FARC.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGAMR230662003?open&of=ENG-COL   (10887 words)

 Gobernacion de Arauca
Unidad de Salud de Arauca abre convocatoria para que presenten propuestas para la atención psicosocial a personas en condiciones de desplazamiento forzoso.
Arauca sede del Primer encuentro de entidades nacionales y entes locales sobre políticas, planes y programas de atención a la discapacidad
Arauca contará con un parque temático gracias al Gobierno Departamental.
www.arauca.gov.co   (734 words)

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On August 21st, in a joint operation by the Attorney Generals Office, the army, DAS and CTI, a number of houses belonging to social leaders in Arauca were raided, and many of the victims were arrested.
ALONSO CAMPINO BEDOYA, Vice president of CUT Arauca, who was also arrested, was threatened along with his son with a gun.
End the practice of arbitrary and mass detentions, and the harassment and threats that are practiced by the army, police and Attorney General's Office in Arauca.
www.laborrights.org /urgent/arauca_arrests082403.htm   (643 words)

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