About the massacre of San Luis, Neiva. An academic analysis
On September 2, Colombia was once again shaken by the murder of 7 policemen in the village of San Luis in the municipality of Neiva-Huila. Within the framework of the CAPAZ-led Education and Science Diplomacy project, we endeavored to understand the causes of this new episode of violence from an academic perspective.
The column entitled: “Condemned to war? A brief analysis of the history of San Luis, Neiva”, written by researchers Jehny Amaya Gorrón from Universidad Surcolombiana and Jairo Baquero from Universidad del Rosario and published in El Espectador’s Colombia +20, reviews the political history and violence in the area where this village is located, a hinge region towards the Pacific, with the presence of armed disputes, struggles for the control of order and the violent ascription of political ideologies.
The column provides a context derived from the study “Knowledge and wisdom of communities and social organizations in southern Tolima and western Huila, as a strategy to build territories of peace and sustainable communities”, in which the authors analyze the consolidation of instances of community life that sustain alternatives for the future for the old and new generations.
You can read this interesting analysis here.