RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Frequent threats, attacks and killings targeting local activists across Colombia highlight the government’s inability to protect human rights defenders, advocacy group Amnesty International said on Thursday, Octrober 8th.
Violence against rights defenders and activists - locally known as social leaders - will continue until the government effectively addresses structural issues such as deep inequality and substitution of illicit crops, said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty’s Americas director in a statement.
“A narrative has been built, especially internationally, that Colombia is now in the post-conflict process,” Guevara-Rosas said in a virtual press conference. “In reality we . . .