[Translation of an article from the Venezuelan website TeleSUR for July 27, 2010. See also “International team confirms mass grave in Colombia” below.]
Colombian campesinos in the northern area of San Onofre, in the department of Sucre, broke the silence by deciding to denounce to communications media the massacres committed by paramilitary groups since their incursion into this territory more than ten years ago.
The Movimiento de Víctimas en Colombia recorded more than 75 massacres, with more than 4,000 victims, since insurgents arrived in the town, where a large number of those killed are buried in mass graves, while a number of displaced persons have not been able to return to their homes because the state does not offer them adequate guarantees. (more…)