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In Colombia, the new war won by the drug traffickers: sharecroppers and farmers leave their lands
the BOGOTA - bother. Occupied territories, is important with their houses, their tools, their cattle, the donkeys, the cows, the hens that ruzzolavano along the dirt roads. They had to go on. Because those lands of a large part of the Department of Antioquia, north-west Colombia), was to other. To the narcos.

To interest larger that win, and maintain themselves with weapons. Them, the families of farmers and sharecroppers, the people who live here and always, that has built its existence through the many sacrifices, they could seek a new life elsewhere.

For three times, in 2018, in 2019 and then again on the 24th of January last, the Defensoría del Pueblo, a structure that assists and defends the rural population, had raised the alarm to the central government. The situation, he said, is unsustainable. Clips of Farc dissidents, paramilitaries of the Acg, the bands of the crime collide relentlessly. Is in progress a war which is fought until the last shot. In dance there is the business: the drug trade. And that territory that hardcore farmers don't want to give up is a strategic corridor. From there it passes the river of cocaine from the north of Peru and passes to the north, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, directed in the Usa and in Europe.

The appeals remained unheard. Or better: the government has dispatched a hundred soldiers could do little or nothing faced with the battles still raging at all hours. So, without waiting for the other soldiers that they would have never arrived, and other deaths, 815 farmers have picked up everything they could and left.

had Not happened since the times of the conflict between the guerrillas and the State. On foot, on mules, in old cars and vans, buses, mountain bikes and bike. They arrived haggard, their faces dirty and sad, dusty and resigned in Ituango, a small town in the far north west of the country. A real deportation. Voluntary, but forced. They spent the night in a school and in the church. The secretary of government of Antioquia, Luis Fernando Suarez, has confirmed that the exodus regarding six locations. “We need an emergency kit, accommodation and food,” he added. “We need to re-create the conditions so that these people can return soon in their plots and in their homes”.

it Will be difficult. According to Óscar Zapata , spokesman of the Ngo Coordinación Colombia, Europa, the United States, the presence of the dissidents of the Frente 13 of the Farc, the expansion of paramilitary groups called imposing very bad working conditions gaitanistas (ACG) are likely to make this situation permanent. In February, 120 ex-guerrillas who have accepted the agreement of peace they have abandoned the space reserved for them. They had realized that the situation had become impossible and dangerous for them. Did not return.

it Is difficult for those who flee will be. “The strengthening of these structures of illegal armed,” says a document of the Defensoría del Pueblo, “is the result of a strong increase in economic benefits generated by the dynamics of transnational associated with the international drug trafficking”.

anyone Who is opposed to the forced exodus ends up being kidnapped, killed, raped. The areas are littered with mines or traps on which you may skip. The corridor is in the hands of drug trafficking. Further downstream, towards the coast, there are the ports to immigrants, where you can catch some of the loads arrive and precursor chemicals to treat the base paste. No one has the interest to let go of a billionaire business. Check the territory is vital. The peasants are just an obstacle that must be eliminated. Rebel, resist. You have to kill them, terrorize them. There are able.

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