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Story Publication logo November 22, 2013

Impunity's Legacy in Colombia

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Since 1986, more than 2,800 labor leaders and union members have been killed in Colombia. In recent...

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Thousands of victims of violence suffer from a legacy of impunity in Colombia. Union leaders and workers, human rights advocates, politicians, Afro-Colombianos – all have faced violence and await justice.

As part of its Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. that took effect two years ago, Colombia promised to seek justice for these victims. It has taken steps, but the violence persists, protective measures are inadequate, and long lingering cases go unsolved.

Stephen Franklin and Craig Duff produced this presentation.

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