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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:07 AM

Armed men attack indigenous reserve in southwest Colombia; 2 leaders killed, 4 injured

by Billy Wallace December 3, 2018

One indigenous governor and his father died and four leaders were injured on Sunday when armed men entered their reserve in southwest Colombia and opened fire on those present at a community meeting.

The attack on the Awa indigenous leaders took place in Ricaurte, Nariño, where several illegal armed groups are vying for control over territory, drug trafficking routes and farms growing coca, the base ingredient for cocaine.

Indigenous nations facing genocide: ONIC
According to indigenous rights organization ONIC, indigenous peoples across Colombia are facing an ongoing genocide.

The group said that over the past 10 days, 13 indigenous leaders have been assassinated.


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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:11 AM

1. Things are going so well in Colombia with Uribe's puppet in the President's office.

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The ONIC rejected press statements made by the regional army commander in Nariño, Colonel Giovanny Perez, who falsely told controversial television network RCN that the deaths of were the result of infighting.

The false claim was almost immediately discredited by the Ombudsman’s Office that repudiated the assassination of the Awa governor and his father.

500 years of killing indians not over yet
The attack on the indigenous community in Nariño follows multiple attacks on indigenous peoples and death threats sent to leaders of indigenous communities that appear to have intensified over the past few weeks.

According to the ONIC, a 16-year-old indigenous girl from the Awa nation was assassinated on the same day in the nearby municipality of Tumaco. Three days before, a guard of the Awa reserve was assassinated.

The ONIC reiterated the recent killings of members of indigenous peoples in the provinces of Cauca, Cordoba, Caldas and Antioquia where an entire family was beheaded.

May some higher power somehow start protecting these innocents from the vicious, greedy, racist right-wing in Colombia. They are the ones who should disappear, as we all know. It would be a gift to the human race.

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