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Armed Groups in Colombia Threaten Civilians Over COVID-19 Measures

Expand Members of the 'Omar Gomez' Western War Front of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla line up in their camp on the banks of the San Juan River, Choco department, Colombia, on November 21, 2017. © 2017 Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images In parts of Colombia, armed groups exercise a frightening amount of control over the population. Now, some groups are threatening to brutally enforce measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Armed groups have issued threatening pamphlets, which local humanitarian workers, community leaders, policemen, and prosecutors verified as authentic to Human…

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