• Denouncement from Las Pavas – Company Continue Attacks

    By on April 28, 2015
    The community of Las Pavas has seen significant rise in attacks over the last month by security personnel from palm oil company Aportes San Isidro. Since mid-march company security head, Mario Marmol and about 70 other company workers have harassed community members preventing them from preparing the land for the planting season. They continue to prevent free movement and have even begun constructing a company house right next to where the community members are cultivating new land. The police continue to call this a neighborly dispute and have refrained from taking effective action.

     La Asociación de Campesinos de Buenos Aires – ASOCAB

    Denuncia Públicamente

    En ejercicio de nuestros derechos como víctimas de desplazamiento forzado en proceso de retorno a nuestro territorio y con el ánimo de volver las cosas a como eran antes del despojo que se nos hiciera el 14 de julio de 2009, tras decisiones judiciales ilegales que fueron dejadas sin efecto por la Corte Constitucional en su sentencia T-267 de 2011, en los primeros días del mes de marzo iniciamos labores agrícolas en varios sectores de la Hacienda Las Pavas que no estaban siendo explotados de nuestras tierras, una vez estuvimos allí fuimos agredidos por trabajadores de la empresa liderados por el señor MARIO MARMOL MONTERO, como pusimos resistencia fueron aumentando el número de jornaleros hasta llegar a alrededor de 70 hombres, contratando campesinos de la región para ponerlos a chocar con nosotros.

  • Justice for Tito, Justice for Las Pavas!

    By on June 3, 2013
    On May 28th around 50 people of the Las Pavas community entered onto their land with the community tractor carrying palm branches in order to build a roof for their communal ranch house.  Upon arriving they saw various armed men come out of the brush, who were identified as MARIO MARMOL MONTERO, FRANCISCO FLOREZ MARMOL, and CARLOS who goes by the name “El Calvo”, all of whom are security guards for the palm company APORTES SAN ISIDRO.  The guards shot repeatedly and indiscriminately at the men, women, and children of the community,   shooting out the tire of the tractor as well.
  • Food Crisis in Las Pavas

    By on March 6, 2013
    Since their return to the land on April 4th 2011 the community of Las Pavas has suffered dozens of attacks and threats from employees of oil palm company Aportes San Isidro (ASI). These threats have involved burning of homes, theft of fence materials, gunshots fired at community members and continual verbal harassment. Earlier this week the Las Pavas community sent out a denouncement of the most recent threats and attacks made by ASI workers which include threats to rape adolescent daughters of Las Pavas families.

    On April 4th 2011, the Las Pavas families returned to the land with the backing of a Constitutional Court decision overturning the July 14, 2009 eviction.