Another Colombian leader assassinated in battle for land


Another leader of the ¨Returnees¨ some of Colombia´s four million persons displaced by war has been assassinated.

All stories in Spanish so far. Dozens of them have been assassinated by paramilitaries and gangsters who kill to keep from returning land to refugees. It´s rare, exceptionally rare for anyone to be charged, so it´s just too tempting for some.

The first reports say Hermes Vidal Osorio, 58, active in the struggle to help refugees return to land in the department of Cordoba disappeared last Thursday. He body was found Wednesday.

He was helping people return to land near the river of Sinú.

(I will attach an English story when it appears.)

http://www.caracol.com.co/noticias/regional/asesinan-lider-de-restitucion-de-tierras-en-cordoba/20130327/nota/1866127.aspx

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About Connecting Colombias

Recently retired newspaper reporter with one foot in British Columbia, Canada, the other in Colombia, South America. Fascinated with Colombian culture, Canadian connections, and heroic efforts to return millions of displaced Colombians to lands stolen by paramilitaries, guerrillas and organized crime.

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