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General News    H3'ed 12/21/18

Killing Fields of Colombia and Brazil

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According to the Washington Office on Latin America, more than 100 assassinations of human rights advocates, most recently, the indigenous leader, Edwin Dagua Ipia, and members of oppressed communities have taken place in 2018, escalating since the election of Ivan Duque, the young right wing president and ally of former president and international criminal Alvaro Uribe.

In a report the Consultancy on Human Rights and Displacement's report, the human rights NGO noted that 35% of the social leaders and activists murdered belonged to ethnic minorities (19% Afro-Colombian, 15% indigenous), a staggering figure which demonstrates just how targeted those groups are. 

Similar, even worse, statistics from Brazil.

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