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Human and Amazon rights, writer, freelance journalist

PassionsJean-Claude VignoliI live in the Colombian Amazon, in the Guaviare, a place where the birds sing every morning to welcome me, and the rivers roar help me cool down. I used to live in Africa and then travelled for 5 years in Latin America, residing among indigenous peoples, such as the Bri-bris in Costa Rica, the Kogis in Colombia, the Qeros in Peru, the Uchupiamona in Bolivia, and the Guaranis in Paraguay. I am passionate about archeology (I (re) discovered ruins in Peru) and ancient arts, but do not mind trying to understand quantum physics or modern art. I like literature and philosophy, love cinema thats makes you dream intelligently. I am interested in the present and the past, because the future concerns us all.
La Gramita Cerro MongonLaguna Churup Huaraz Peru
BackgroundI am the founder of the Guardians of the Amazon (2024-), an NGO dedicated to protecting the Amazon and its original inhabitants. I am also a tourism promoter (2024-), aiming to offer alternatives to former guerrillas and drug traffickers in Colombia. I am a freelance journalist (2020-), helping sometimes marginalized communities to make their voice heard. I am also an international consultant on human rights (2023-), helping activists to pursue their goals without maximum efficiency. I hold a master's degree in international relations from the Graduate institute (2001-2005), I am the former director of programmes of UPR Info (2008-2017), an international human rights NGO that I co-founded. I was also national manager at EAGLE (an NGO fighting against trafficking in protected animals, 2017-2019). In this role, I was in charge of infiltrating criminal networks to put an end to their illegal activities. I was member of the Committee of the Green party of Geneva (2011-2012), in Switzerland. As a volunteer journalist and activist for Amnesty International's Swiss chapter (2010-2013), I organized many activities to denounce the death penalty and torture all over the world. Finally, I am the author of Pour une poignée d'ivoire (2023), a book about my experience in wildlife counter-trafficking in Africa.

I honor the ethical and practical fights, that is to say those for which my action can make a difference for the most disadvantaged, be they humans or animals.
El Guaviare TunnelsEl Guaviare cave paintings
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La fin du libéralisme et la fin de la culpabilité – Israël perdra la guerre

Le sentiment culpabilité vis-à-vis des victimes, qui a conduit à la construction de l’ordre libéral mondial après la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, est en perte de vitesse depuis un peu plus d’une décennie en Occident. Il n’est pas étonnant que l’ordre libéral soit lui aussi mis à mal. Les événements qui s’accélèrent au Proche Orient depuis […]

La baleine

Nous voilà avec notre corps debout dans le soleil comme un palais plein de merveilles, mais, vous qui cherchez la vérité, ô âmes graves et nobles, descendez sous les fondations, de caves en caves. Moby Dick, Herman Melville Le dernier film de Darren Aranofsky, the whale (la baleine), est un bijou incompris. Le réalisateur, encensé […]

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Los Guardianes de la Amazonía

El tiempo se acaba. En Colombia, Bolivia, Brasil y Perú seguimos perdiendo la Amazonia. Las medicinas que tomamos vienen de la Amazonia. El oro, el cobalto, la madera, la carne y mucho más se extrae de la Amazonia todos los días. ¿Significa esto que nuestra especie está condenada? No, nos negamos a ser fatalistas. Los […]

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