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Human Rights Watch Warns Of Escalating Violence Near Colombia-Venezuela Border

WorldNews Thursday, 8 August 2019
Human Rights Watch Warns Of Escalating Violence Near Colombia-Venezuela BorderHuman Rights Watch released a report on Thursday which detailed the latest threat facing Venezuelan migrants and Colombian citizens as rebels and armed groups fight for control along the Colombia-Venezuela border, according to CBC News. HRW detailed numerous instances of killings, sexual assault, disappearances, and children being recruited by the National Liberation Army (ELN), Popular Liberation Army (EPL), and a group established by former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). “As armed groups fight for the void left by the FARC in Catatumbo, hundreds of civilians have been caught in the conflict,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch....
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Report says many crimes go unpunished and accuses the government of not meeting its obligations to protect civilians.

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