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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:38 PM

Second indigenous governor assassinated in southwest Colombia in one week

by Billy Wallace December 8, 2018

For the second time in one week, an indigenous governor was assassinated by armed men amid what leaders call a “genocide” of Colombia’s indigenous peoples.

The latest victim in the ongoing mass killing of social leaders is Edwin Dagua, the governor of the Huellas indigenous reserve in Caloto, Cauca, according to national indigenous organization ONIC.

The 25-year-old indigenous governor was assassinated by a group of armed men months after the “Aguilas Negras,” a far-right group allegedly operating in collusion with Colombia’s national army, threatened to kill him.

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According to the ONIC, 36 members of indigenous communities have been assassinated since the hard-right President Ivan Duque took office in August.


Edwin Dagua

Rest in peace.

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