On Friday, December 9th, shortly after Salvador was warned that armed actors
wearing balaclavas had come looking for him, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Colombia
accompanied Salvador and his family safely out of the Magdalena Medio region.
CPT has accompanied Garzal and Nueva Esperanza's struggle to remain on
their lands for more than four years.
Salvador's situation is not exceptional. In Colombia leaders of millions of campesinos
(small farmers) seeking to remain on their land or return to the lands from
which they were displaced are more likely to be killed than receive state
protection and titles to their lands that would guarantee their safety.