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Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:28 PM

While FARC was demobilizing, 37 social leaders were assassinated in Colombia

Source: Colombia Reports


written by Adriaan Alsema June 28, 2017


Between a peace agreement with Colombia’s government and the disarmament of the country’s largest guerrilla group FARC, 37 social leaders were assassinated in the country. Many others remain under imminent threat.

News website Pacifista.co has kept an increasingly grim count of the wide variety of social leaders who have been killed in an eerily similar pattern to that of the 1980s and 1990s when thousands of members of the Marxist Patriotic Union Party were killed.

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The last leader to be killed before the last FARC guerrilla handed in his weapon was Mauricio Fernando Lopez, a leader of the teachers union of the Valle University where he trained the university soccer team.

In front of family members, a group of hooded men entered his home, gagged him and dragged him away. A few hours later his apparently tortured body was found just miles from his home.

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/farc-demobilizing-37-social-leaders-assassinated-colombia/

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Reply While FARC was demobilizing, 37 social leaders were assassinated in Colombia (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2017 OP
sandensea Jun 2017 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:34 PM

1. My guess is that Uribe and his narcos are busy trying to lure Trump into restarting a civil war

Mar-a-Lago has no doubt been a very busy place lately.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 06:40 PM

3. The FARC made enemies.

Imagine if ISIS laid down its arms. Not all would be forgiven.

Not sure I care.

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Response to Igel (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 07:08 PM

4. Keep in mind that right-wing paramilitary groups have been responsible for 70-80% of deaths.

Which stands to reason since most Colombian governments (particularly Uribe's) have aided and abetted them - so there's plenty to forgive on both sides.

The problem now, though, is that while President Santos and the FARC really are making a good-faith effort toward peace, Uribe and his paramilitary allies are not - and neither are Narco Rubio or the current occupant of the White House.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:37 PM

2. Probably abetted by U$A interests

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