Three Massacres In Colombia In 24 Hours
Above photo: A body is carried onto the back of a truck, La Guayacana, Tumaco, August 22, 2020. Twitter / @HernanTeleSUR.
Seventeen people have been killed since Friday in the latest string of massacres under the government of Ivan Duque.
The government of Colombia’s Nariño department has confirmed a new massacre in the area of La Guayacana, a rural area of the municipality of Tumaco.
En rios de sangre vive Colombia, en menos de 24 horas se conoció la ocurrencia de 3 masacres, que dejaron un total de 17 personas asesinadas. Los hechos ocurrieron en los departamentos de, Arauca, Cauca y Nariño. @teleSURtv @HernanTeleSUR. pic.twitter.com/U5ayDtxtz2
— Hernán Tobar (@HernanTeleSUR) August 22, 2020
Six people were killed by armed groups on Friday in El Tambo, Cauca department while five were killed in Arauca.
In days prior, five people were killed in Cali and three Indigenous people were murdered in Ricaurte, Nariño.
Despite this, President Ivan Duque has boasted about Colombia’s homicide rates in 2019, saying it was among the lowest in four decades. He also claims that homicide has been reduced by 11 percent in 2020, posting a fundamentally flawed graph to twitter.
The governor of Nariño, Jhon Alexander Rojas, has called for social investment and other measures to take control of the violence.
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) January 17, 2020