Written by Kelly Nicholls, Gimena Sanchez, Charo Mina Rojas, and Joseph Jordan
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 17:43
A car bomb exploded in Colombia’s port city of Buenaventura last month, killing nine people and leaving 60 others injured. The U.S. plans on utilizing this port as a major point of export and import should the US-Colombia free trade agreement pass in the future. This incident underscores the insecurity faced by civilians – the majority of whom are Afro-descendants - in this area known for drug smuggling and high homicide rates.
Kelly Nicholls, US Office on Colombia, Gimena Sanchez, Washington Office on Latin America, Charo Mina Rojas, AFRODES USA, Joseph Jordan, NASGACC
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