Indepaz reports massacre number 80 during 2022 in Colombia | News

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The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) recorded this Tuesday the murder of four men in the municipality of Puerto Lleras in the Meta department when 80 massacres reported in Colombia during 2022 accumulate.

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The entity published that “four men were murdered in the village of El Caribe, jurisdiction of the municipality of Puerto Lleras. The bodies of these people were found with various signs of violence.”

At the same time, Indepaz pointed out that the identities of the victims are unknown “only that they would be young people between 20 and 25 years of age” while specifying that briefcases with hammocks and rubber boots were located next to the bodies.



For her part, the personera of Puerto Lleras, Ana María Guevara, pointed out that “peasants alerted the authorities that there were four dead men, males, abandoned in the village of El Caribe, 20 minutes from the town center” of the municipality.

In this sense, the Public Ministry official added that “so far the causes are unknown. We will meet in a security council in order to take measures regarding this type of criminal acts.”

In turn, the secretary of the Government of Meta, Hernán Gómez, affirmed that it is preliminarily deduced that the incident corresponds to a gang war, while pointing out that one of the victims had a criminal record and had been released from prison three months ago.

The Ombudsman’s Office issued AT042/19 specifying that the risk “of violations of the rights of the population residing in the jurisdictions of the municipalities of Puerto Rico, Puerto Lleras and Vista Hermosa is determined by the violent mechanisms of social control that imposed by the armed sectors”.

For its part, Indepaz showed that the groups that operate in the area are the so-called Clan del Golfo (AGC), dissident groups from the 1st and 7th Fronts of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) and other structures of local character.

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