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Murder of a teenager from the indigenous guard shocks Colombia

2022-01-17T22:06:26.271Z

In Colombia, the murder of Breiner David Cucuñame López, a 14-year-old minor who was part of the student indigenous guard of the Las Delicias reservation, located in the Buenos Aires municipality, in the department of Cauca, caused a stir. | Latin America | CNN



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(CNN Spanish) --

In Colombia, the murder of Breiner David Cucuñame López, a 14-year-old minor who was part of the student indigenous guard of the Las Delicias reservation, located in the Buenos Aires municipality, in the department of Cauca, caused a stir.

The Prosecutor's Office reported on Sunday night in a tweet that the incident occurred last Friday.

He added that Guillermo Chocante Ipia, escort of the indigenous governor, Luis Fabián Camacho Guetio, also died and that the latter was wounded.

Breiner David Cucuname Lopez.

(Credit: Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca)

The institution announced “urgent acts” and said that it is working in coordination with the indigenous authorities to clarify the incident and bring the alleged perpetrators to justice.

According to the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC), Cucuñame López was shot while on a territorial tour in the presence of armed individuals.

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For its part, the Ombudsman urged state authorities to activate “as soon as possible” the protection routes and collective measures for Las Delicias.

On Twitter, the agency recalled that in 2020 it issued an early warning that warned of risk due to "new illegal armed groups" for the civilian population of Buenos Aires, including indigenous leaders, the Afro-Colombian community, peasants from rural areas and people in the process of being reincorporation after the peace accords between the government and the demobilized FARC guerrilla.

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The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, lamented the death of the teenager and expressed his condolences to his family and the indigenous community.

On Twitter, he stated that the Prosecutor's Office will receive support to clarify the facts "quickly".

The Office in Colombia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the armed attack and reiterated the call for respect for life and to guarantee the safety of the indigenous authorities and their communities.

In this sense, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Colombia also expressed itself, which also made a request on Twitter for a "robust" investigation.

The CRIC informs on its website that the indigenous guard of Cauca is a group made up of children, women and adults with the objectives of surveillance, control, alarm, protection and defense of their lands, in coordination with the traditional authorities and the community. .

Source: cnnespanol

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