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Tue May 30, 2017, 05:03 PM

Colombia, the Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide

Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

The report states that one in seven Colombians - about 7,200,000 people - have been internally displaced, placing Colombia ahead of warring countries such as Syria, with 6,300,000; Sudan (3,300,000); or Iraq (three million).

IDMC and NRC state that the result of the report, spread since yesterday, even takes into account that there was a reduction of people in situation of displacement in the national territory between 2015 and 2016.

Christian Visnes, regional director of NRC for Latin America, regretted that despite the signing of an agreement that ends the conflict with the FARC-EP and with the progress that has been made in this area, it is still not possible to speak of a culmination of the aftermath of the war.

The document states that some of these displacements are motivated by illegal armed groups that still operate in different regions, among which are the organized crime organizations, known as the Gulf Clan.

At: http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13216&SEO=colombia-a-country-with-most-internally-displaced-people-worldwide

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Judi Lynn May 2017 #1

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Tue May 30, 2017, 07:11 PM

1. It has seemed so strange over the years that the US corporate media NEVER mentions this atrocity?

It's a direct result of the Colombian oligarchy's war against the people, which has lasted since the 1940's, when the beloved leftist Presidential candidate, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, was assassinated in public.

The oligarchy has always been supported by the US military/industrial complex, ALWAYS. The US, as explained by Donald Rumsfeld, sees Colombia as its "lily pad" nation, a "forward operating base" from which it can power down on any country in any direction from Colombia easily, and quickly.

To acknowledge that all these helpless, impoverished, lost human beings are the direct result of the struggle against the grotesquely powerful US-supported and funded government, which has received near $11B since 2000, an amazing amount of taxpayers' wages to pour into a small country, seems to be verboten here. It just never comes up. Never will.

Glad to see the name of the "Gulf Clan" mentioned. I assume that's the one operation in the Buenaventura area, where they have the "chop houses" and dismember their victims, still living, terrorizing the entire community unfortunate enough to not have the resources to move far, far away.

Thank you for this information, sandensea. Very helpful.

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