Saturday March 4th, more than 200 paramilitaries in camouflage uniforms wearing an armband identifying them as Autodefensas Gaitanistas entered the afro-descendent community of Pena Azul, in the municipality of Alto Baudo in the department of Choco. The paramilitaries shot in direction of the population and occurred a confrontation with members of the ELN guerilla. The population fled. Only 5 of the 28 families of the community managed to get to Pie de Pato village (on March 4th). We currently ignore where are the other members of the community, of which many children and elderlies.
There have been further paramilitary incursions into several hamlets in or near the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia. This is posing an increasing risk to the security of Peace Community members and others in the area.
LA FUNDACION DE DERECHOS HUMANOS PASOS denuncia ante la opinión pública nacional, la estigmatización y señalamiento a los integrantes de distintas organizaciones en la ruta Bogotá a B/bermeja, esto siendo antecedido por los señalamientos en distintos espacios políticos y medios de comunicación sobre la conmemoración de los 50 años del fallecimiento del Cura Camilo torres.
January 23rd. Colombia Informa. On thursday January 21st at 7:30pm, various helicopters of the Public Forces landed in the village of Platillos, in the township of Maracaibo, municipality of Hacari, in the region of North of Santander.