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On the brink of escalation: indigenous groups mobilize against the government in Colombia

On the brink of escalation: indigenous groups mobilize against the government in Colombia

Since March 2019, indigenous people in the South-Western part of Colombia mobilize. Systematic neglect by the government and security fears have contributed to widespread grievances among marginalized groups in the country, explaining the radicalization of the Minga in the last weeks: It quickly became a broad movement with road blocks at the crucial Panamericana road with more than 20.000 people involved and violent confrontations with security forces. Given the specific setting with social mobilization in the midst of an ongoing conflict with armed groups, the Minga is on the brink of violent escalation. But it also offers a window of opportunity to pressure the government to further reforms.

Botia Diaz, J., Richter, S. (abril 18 de 2019). On the brink of escalation: indigenous groups mobilize against the government in Colombia. In: PRIF-Blog (Recovered from: [https://bit.ly/2GK86JL]

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