They denounce a new massacre in Colombia, number 36 in 2022 | News

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The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) denounced this Sunday the perpetration of a new massacre in Colombia, this time the event took place in the city of Cartago, located in the department of Valle del Cauca.

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Massacre number 35 reported in Colombia so far in 2022

According to Indepaz, this new massacre, which is number 36 during 2022, left five fatalities as a result. “According to initial information, armed men arrived at the scene and shot those who were there,” they detail.

“Two of the victims were women, of the three men, two were identified as José Germán Chica, 49, and his uncle José Fernando Chica, 56 (…) two minors were also injured in the incident,” he explains. the Indepaz report.

As has happened on several occasions, the Ombudsman’s Office had issued an alert in the municipality because the area is a strategic corridor along the Colombian coffee belt for the transit of irregular armed groups, who seek control of drug micro-trafficking.

The authorities point out that local criminal structures and the Cartago Office are present in the city.

The humanitarian situation in Colombia is critical. So far this year, 59 social leaders and 17 ex-combatants included in the Peace Agreement have been assassinated.

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