Bullets, virus: Fears multiply for Colombia's ex-rebels

Bullets, virus: Fears multiply for Colombia's ex-rebelsOn the day that Colombia announced its first case of the new coronavirus, Astrid Conde’s body lay in a morgue with four gunshot wounds to the chest, the latest casualty in a scourge of violence against former rebel soldiers. Lockdowns prompted by the pandemic may have slashed overall crime in Colombia, but the killings of ex-combatants like Conde have continued, and the COVID-19 crisis itself is putting yet more strain on the already fragile implementation of the historic 2016 accord that ended a half-century of conflict. Nascent projects aimed at providing ex-combatants with a livelihood are up against a recession.

source: yahoo.com

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