A series of assassinations of social leaders shook Colombia last weekend. In less than 24 hours, 4 Indigenous, peasant and social leaders were killed.
The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country
In less than three days, two massacres took place in the Cauca department and ten people were killed in the Caloto, Corinto and Toribío municipalities.
According to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), in 2019, more than 120 Indigenous people have been assassinated
Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders