Colombia’s ‘capital of horror’ despairs amid new wave of gang violence

Colombia’s ‘capital of horror’ despairs amid new wave of gang violence

The Guardian

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President urged to act as rival gangs use death and intimidation in their brutal turf war for control of Buenaventura

Clenching a fist, Tatiana Angulo talked about the killings of her neighbours’ two teenage sons.

“They got mixed up in it,” said Angulo, 34, who runs a peace theatre group, reenacting the stories of local victims. “We used to be able to hang out and have a laugh on the street corners, but now that’s where the killings happen.”

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