They assassinate a renowned social leader

They assassinate a renowned social leader
They assassinate a renowned social leader

In the north of Cauca there is commotion over the murder of a renowned peasant leader. In the same attack another person was injured.

The events occurred around 5:10 in the afternoon this Sunday, April 21 in the La Paz neighborhood in Corinto inside a public establishment. According to witnesses, armed men arrived at the scene and began shooting.

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Eliberto Chilhueso Rivera, former president and member of the Association of Peasant Workers of the town of Caloto (ASTRAZONACAL), lost his life in the attack.

He currently served as president of the Central Guild of Marijuana Growers, political delegate and activist of the Historical Pact and served as president of the Central Guild of Marijuana Growers.

In addition, he was a member of the National Coordinator of Coca and Poppy Growers, a representative at the PDET tables, as well as a political delegate and activist of the Historical Pact.

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“This is where we ask the armed actors to exercise moderate caution, to remove the leaders from the armed conflict “They are the ones that are generating some important and positive impact for Cauca,” said Cauca’s peace advisor, Antonio Useche.

Useche highlighted that “Chilhueso had a great intention for the north of Cauca to have a stable and lasting peace.”

“We call on armed groups outside the law and also on the National Army to apply the principle of distinction and do not carry out actions near the civilian population, which is the most vulnerable and must be apart from the armed conflict,” the official added.

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), there are already 51 leaders murdered so far this year in the country. In Cauca, there are 10.

In the area where the crime was perpetrated there is a large criminal presence of the FARC, ELN and the Second Marquetaliaadded the organization.

As for the person who was injured in the middle of the armed attack, authorities indicated that he was transferred to a medical center where he is recovering.

 
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