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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:53 PM

Colombia considerably more violent during Duque's first 100 days: think tank

by Adriaan Alsema November 17, 2018

The first 100 days of the administration of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque have been marred by a sharp increase in violent crime and political violence, according to a local think tank.

The Ideas for Peace Foundation (FIP) said in a report that violence between illegal armed groups and against community leaders has skyrocketed, and that anti-government protests increased significantly.

The FIP urged Duque to take action as promised, and pointed out multiple broken campaign promises that could have contributed to the increase in violence.

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Homicides have gone up 5.5% after hitting a record low last year, but have skyrocketed in some of former territories of the FARC where the peace process that has been opposed by the president has gone on “automatic pilot.”


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