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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 02:49 PM

Medellin could be Latin America's largest mass grave, Colombia's war crimes tribunal finds out

Source: Colombia Reports

Medellin could be Latin America’s largest mass grave, Colombia’s war crimes tribunal finds out
by Adriaan Alsema September 9, 2019

Recent findings of Colombia’s war crimes tribunal indicate that Medellin has been trying to hide the fact it is Latin America’s largest mass grave and may have been falsifying homicide rates for propaganda purposes.

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) last week ordered to inspect two quarries where, according to a local court, more than 300 people are buried.

The city’s authorities reluctantly told the court it had buried at least 900 homicide victims at the municipal cemetery between 2002 and 2012 without efforts to identify the victims.

Because the city’s administration admitted to only have “precarious information” on how many unidentified bodies were really dumped in the municipal cemetery, the court ordered to “conduct interviews with the authorities in charge of the administration of the cemetery or with those in charge of keeping records of the entry, removal or movement of the bodies of buried persons.”



Read more: https://colombiareports.com/medellin-could-be-latin-americas-largest-mass-grave-colombias-war-crimes-tribunal-finds-out/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. Sad. Medellin was a peaceful and beautiful city when I stayed there for a time in 1969.

Things were fine when high quality marijuana was the main illegal drug being sold. Cocaine changed everything.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:15 PM

2. Actually it has gotten a lot safer recently.

Jamaica & the Bahamas have a higher homicide rate then Colombia these days.
I love going there on vacation, only $300 from Fla.

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:42 PM

3. Glad to hear it. I graduated from high school in Bogota, and it has been very painful

to see what has happened in Colombia since I lived there.

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