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Colombia: Indigenous Governor Killed Amid Mounting Violence

HeadlineDec 10, 2018

In Colombia, an indigenous governor from the southwestern department of Cauca was killed last week. Edwin Dagua Ipia had received death threats from paramilitary groups prior to his murder. A local human rights group reported 10 indigenous people have been murdered in Colombia in a span of just eight days. Another indigenous governor in a neighboring area was attacked Saturday but survived. Local leaders are calling out the far-right government of Iván Duque for the spike in murders and a failure to protect indigenous leaders.

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