Ever been to Marmato, Colombia? Ever heard of Marmato? Unlikely. Marmato is a small mining town built on the side of El Burro mountain in the lush and beautiful foothills of the Andes northwest of Bogota. For hundreds of years, the people of Marmato have lived in peace, with work – albeit hard work …
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On May 23, Adolfo Devia, vice president of the Cali Colombia Municipal Workers Union, was walking on the street when a gunman opened fire. Devia wasn’t hit. But his 24-year-old brother, Johathan, was killed from one shot to the head. Two other people, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded.
It might be called “business as …
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