Some local authorities requested support from the Ministry of Defense to combat these crimes, but others considered that violence cannot be counteracted with militarization alone.Full Story
Although the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a Peace Agreement in 2016, at least 1,295 social leaders have been murdered over the last six years.Full Story
"We will promote the transition from a male-dominated society to a democratic system that defends women, from two centuries of violence to an era of peace," Senator Petro stated.
"We cannot allow that the armed groups' intolerance continues to affect the citizens' lives and well-being," the Social and Popular Political Mass Movement stated.
Authorities do not know whether the victims had direct threats against their lives from any armed actor in this department, where the Gulf Clan and the criminal gang El Mesa operate.
On Jan. 17, 2001, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia murdered 27 farmers of the Chengue municipality with iron hammers and artisanal artifacts that serve to break stones.
The Bolivarian soldiers are carrying out surveillance and protection missions for all border communities so as to guarantee the sovereignty of Venezuela.
On Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented a report about the feats achieved since the 2016 Peace Agreement signed between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) of Colombia.
In the latter year, 202 complaints about such crimes were received by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which verified the murder of 78 activists by armed groups.
Massacres against the population continue to occur given that Colombian president Ivan Duque has not done much to prevent them.
Heavily armed men entered a house in the Mani municipality and immediately opened fire against its inhabitants.