Guajira Colombia: civil unrest unleased due to drought

Posted on August 12, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, Enviromental Issues, Police/Military Activity repoted nine people have been injured in clashes between police and residents of Colombia’s northern La Guajira province demanding more government support for the impoverished region. La Guajira is currently suffering from a drought and locals say the authorities have not done enough to mitigate its effects on the population. Riot police were deployed to clear roadblocks and remove burning cars. The government says it has done all it can to ease the water shortage. Read Article

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