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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 04:45 PM

232 assassinations later, Duque convenes commission to cut ties between politics, business and param

232 assassinations later, Duque convenes commission to cut ties between politics, business and paramilitaries
by Adriaan Alsema August 6, 2019

Colombia’s President Ivan Duque has convened the commission seeking to cut ties between politicians, the private sector and death squads, a year after he was supposed to.

Duque ended his resistance after he was expelled from mass protests against the mass killing of social leaders and a call by the United Nations to convene the National Commission on Security Guarantees that was supposed to prevent these assassinations.

The commission is part of a 2016 peace deal with the demobilized FARC, and meant to design and implement policies to end the decades-long habit of mixing politics and business with deadly violence.

The commission should have met 12 times already, but will meet for the first time on Monday, 232 assassinations of social leaders after the president took office in August last year.

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https://colombiareports.com/232-assassinations-later-duque-convenes-commission-to-cut-ties-between-politics-business-and-paramilitaries/

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