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Putumayo

Justice for Colombia visit to Putumayo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 50-year-old conflict in Colombia between the Colombian government, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates and left-wing guerrillas is the longest-running in Latin America and has killed an estimated 220,000 people since it began in the 1960s.

On 22nd July 2014, the British/Irish Trade Union and Parliamentary delegation to Colombia visited Putumayo.  This oil rich region has very little infrastructure.  The roads are unpaved, despite the fact that oil is transported in large quantities.  There is some guerilla activity in the area, as a result of which it is heavily militarised.  The military has a record of murdering local peasants, many of whom came to tell us their stories......