Posted on December 20, 2016 3:40 pm
Categories: Paramilitary

The Specter of Paramilitarism in the Middle Magdalena Region (S)

La Silla Vacía discusses the dangers of renewed paramilitary activity in the Middle Magdalena region, a complex region of 32 municipalities in five departments (Santander, Cesar, Bolívar, Antioquia and Boyacá), which during boom of the paramilitary activity played a major role in the wave of violence. Faced with the demobilization of FARC and the eventual negotiation with ELN, inhabitants are increasingly frightened by former paramilitaries who’ve morphed into criminal gangs and who now could renew their activities.

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