Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed Amid Mounting Attacks on Activists

HeadlineJan 31, 2019

In Colombia, local media is reporting that two community leaders were killed over the past week. A gunman shot and killed Dilio Corpus Guetio, a member of the local peasant association, as he was leaving his house in a rural area of the southwestern department of Cauca. In Valle del Cauca, two men shot community leader and housing activist José Jair Orozco in the doorway of his home last Thursday. Human rights groups have been sounding the alarm over the mounting violence against activists in Colombia. At least 16 activists were murdered so far this year, according to a local research and advocacy group.

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