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Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez Mina Says She Escaped Another Assassination Attempt

HeadlineJan 11, 2023

Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez Mina said Tuesday her security personnel found and destroyed a 15-pound explosive device hidden in the road leading to her family’s home in the town of Yolombó. Márquez Mina wrote on Twitter, “This was another attempt on my life. However, we will not stop working day after day until we achieve the peace Colombia dreams of and deserves. We won’t give up until every territory lives in true harmony.” Márquez Mina is the first Afro-Colombian woman elected as vice president in Colombia and an environmentalist who survived another assassination attempt in 2019. She’s also been the target of racist attacks and death threats.

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