Killings of Marcha Patriótica Leaders Bring Back Memories of UP Slaughter (E)
Marcha Patriótica, a political organization based in Colombia’s rural areas, has lost five leaders thus far in 2017 and many are starting to see parallels between the current situation and the systematic killings of Unidad Popular activists two decades ago. Marcha Patriotica says that violence has increased since the Final Peace Agreement was signed late in 2016. The list of most recent victims, as provided by Prensa Rural: José Yimer Cartagena, in department of Córdoba; Olmedo Pito García, indigenous leader in Huellas de Caloto; Aldemar Parra, in Cesar; Moisés and Chogoló Mosquera, father and son in Chocó; and Emilsen Manyoma, and her husband Joe Javier Rodallega, from the network iComunidades Construyendo Paz (Conpaz)near Buenaventura. Prensa Rural.