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The case of Operation Genesis vs. Colombia

In 1996 and 1997, two military operations marked the destiny of the people of Lower Atrato: ‘Operation Black September’, which was mainly carried out in Curbarado and Jiguamiando (Choco) and Dabeiba (Antioquia), and ‘Operation Genesis’, in Cacarica and Salaqui[1] (Choco), which caused the forced displacement of approximately 15,000 people,[2] a subsequent militarisation of the area, and more than 70 people were either murdered or disappeared.[3] Continue reading The case of Operation Genesis vs. Colombia