South America Newsletter July 2019

July 3, 2019

This month we report on the continued undermining of human rights and threats to the environment posed by the Brazilian government and updates on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. While aggressions and killings of human rights defenders in Colombia continue to mount, British MPs ask questions during President Duque’s visits the UK. There’s good news […]

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Group Newsletter June 2019

June 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 13th June 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; letter writing, planning events.  We haven’t had a meeting since the last newsletter; this is mainly a reminder of upcoming events and asking for your support… We are planning our third AmnesTea. […]

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South America Newsletter June 2019

June 9, 2019

As the crisis in Venezuela continues, Amnesty has issued two new reports, an Urgent Action and two petitions on that country. We report on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Colombia and Brazil, but there’s good news from Peru. We’re asking you to sign petitions on Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador. VENEZUELA Amnesty issued […]

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Group Newsletter May 2019

May 17, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. For a variety of reasons this newsletter is between meetings. Our next meeting  is on Thursday 13th June 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. In this newsletter we wanted to highlight some of our upcoming events to ensure as many of you as possible can get involved (don’t worry, you’ve missed the street collection!) South […]

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South America Newsletter May 2019

May 15, 2019

In this month’s newsletter, we report on a disturbing regional development as five governments seek to limit the scope of action of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.  There are updates on the situation in Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia, where human rights remain under serious threat, as well as details of a new campaign to defend […]

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Wareham Street Collection 2019

April 28, 2019

Thanks to those who turned out yesterday, and again thanks to the kind folk of Wareham. Despite a cold wind and what seemed a quieter town, we still collected over £90.  Not a huge amount – with the cheapest overseas postage now starting at £1.35 – but with just 4 collectors in 2 hours, not […]

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Group Newsletter April 2019

April 13, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 11th April, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; planning; letter writing and discuss AIUK AGM resolutions (if available) Saudi Arabia: Release Women’s Human Rights Defenders Immediately! 24 June 2018 was an historic moment for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia; the ban […]

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South America Newsletter April 2019

April 2, 2019

Dear Friends, This month there is a petition regarding Venezuela, two Urgent Actions relating to Argentina and Paraguay together with an alert for a future Urgent Action relating to Bolivia. Killings of HRDs in Colombia continue to rise and the President of Colombia refuses to sign an important Bill. We have news on Indigenous rights […]

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Group Newsletter March 2019

March 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter.The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th March 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  AGM (usually brief, don’t let that put you off!), planning and case file letter writing (see below).This newsletter belatedly marks International Women’s Day in all its articles. Keep reading 😀 Marielle FrancoYou may recall we featured Marielle […]

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South America Newsletter March 2019

March 7, 2019

This month we have two petitions for you to sign, one on the human rights crisis in Venezuela and the other on abortion rights in Argentina. We report on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the continuing HR violations in Colombia and on police killings and gender based murders in Brazil. We have good news from […]

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