Archive - Nov 25, 2008

COLOMBIA: Indigenous peoples join "La Minga" and march on Bogota


Thousands of representatives of Colombia's Indigenous peoples have been marching toward Bogota since 10 October.  The mobilization, called "La Minga" began in the Cauca region of Colombia, home to many of Colombia's Indigenous peoples.  "La Minga" refers to a gathering of all the peoples, and Indigenous leaders only call for it when something important needs addressing.