The Colombian Ombudsman’s Office reported Monday the murder of seven people in El Tarra, Catatumbo region (Norte de Santander department). The crime occurred in a pool located in the Villa Esperanza neighborhood, in northeastern Colombia.
Preliminary versions indicate that the murderers arrived on a motorcycle and shot at the victims. The Ombudsman’s Office repudiated the massacre through its Twitter account.
Also, on Monday Raúl Buitrago,46, a peasant leader in the department of Caquetá was murdered. Buitrago was shot several times after leaving a meeting as vice president of a Community Action Board. He also led processes of substitution of illicit crops in the municipality of San José del Fragua.