Colombia Compensates Victims of Violence

Posted on December 20, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

Today, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia passed 5 decrees in regulation of the Law of Victims to come into effect January 1st of next year. According to, the reparations will particularly go to those planning to invest in education, living, or other productive endeavors. The law hopes to convince victims to cooperate with authorities in operations despite violence from various groups attempting to deter people from using these rights. Read Article

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