Tumaco, Colombia ravaged by violence and drug-trafficking

Extortions, hit-men, and drug trafficking are the main contributers of violence in the port-town of Tumaco, El Pais reports. Despite this, authorities assure that the problem is decreasing; yet, locals disagree with that statement. For the last few months ago the community has been run by armed men that decide who deserves to live, who should shut up, and who has to go. More than 180 people have died in 2011. Read Article

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