Colombia: What is happening in the banana zone?

Published Jun 17, 2024

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The municipality in Magdalena has been paralyzed by threats and crimes from the Conquistadores de la Sierra Self-Defense Forces, who have declared an armed strike. This has instilled fear among the 77,000 residents, halting commercial and productive activities, especially impacting the banana sector that employs about 14,000 people. The Association of Banana Growers of Magdalena and Guajira (ASBAMA) is urging the national government to intervene to restore security and protect the community's right to work and freedom.
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During the last week, the municipality of the department of Magdalena has lived in tension due to pamphlets, threats and crimes that keep the population locked up and commercial and productive activities completely paralyzed. The Association of Banana Growers of Magdalena and Guajira (ASBAMA) requested the intervention of the national government in favor of the community. ASBAMA explained that the Banana Zone is a municipality with more than 77,000 inhabitants that, in the last week, has been paralyzed for fear of the threats received in the form of pamphlets signed by the Conquistadores de la Sierra Self-Defense Forces, who have declared an armed strike. in the department. Added to the threats, the violent death of two people increased fear in the municipality. The main economic activity in Magdalena is banana production, in which about 14,000 people work. Due to the security situation, they have not been able to go to their jobs, causing serious damage to the crops and, in ...
Source: MXfruit
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