Colombia: Violence spreading in areas abandoned by guerrillas

Posted on February 20, 2017 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, Crime, FARC, Social Issues

The Guardian Violence is spreading particularly fast in areas abandoned by guerrillas under the peace deal because the promised state security forces have not arrived.

There is little clarity about who is behind the killings, but areas once held by guerrillas are often places where illegal mining or farming of coca – the raw ingredient for cocaine – make a tempting target for armed gangs or dissident rebels who refused to hand in their guns.


And the pace of the killings is feeding fears here that a government which battled long and hard for a peace deal is being dangerously lax about making paper plans a reality. Read Full Article

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