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Nariño social leader murdered in Colombia

July 10, 2020

The deputy governor of the Piguambi Palangala Reserve, Rodrigo Salazar, was murdered this Thursday in Llorente near the municipality of Tumaco in the Colombian department of Nariño.

According to Caracol Radio, Salazar excelled in community work and defending the human rights of the expected indigenous community. In fact, he was an advisor to the indigenous guards in the region.

The mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to support the peace process in Colombia has “sharply” condemned Salazar’s death. “The social and ethnic leaders are peacemakers,” he said on Twitter, where they reiterated their call for “effective protection of this group.” “Enough violence,” he insisted.

Nariño social leader murdered in ColombiaNariño social leader murdered in Colombia

The authorities have already launched an investigation. Since the signing of the peace agreement with the FARC in 2016, Colombia has suffered a wave of violence due to confrontation between rival groups over the conquest of the former areas and guerrilla businesses. The main victims were social leaders and former FARC guerrillas.