Colombia war spills into Ecuador

The Permanent Human Rights Assembly (APDH) of Ecuador is protesting the Oct. 15 killing of two Ecuadoran campesinos by the Colombian armed forces. Blanca Vega and her son Hector Monar were traveling by boat along the San Miguel river en route to vote at their polling place when they were shot to death by Colombian troops. In Bogota, Gen. Freddy Padilla, commander of Colombia’s military forces, claimed the two were “insurgents” traveling in “guerrilla” boats and were killed in an armed confrontation. (APDH, Oct. 18 via Resumen Latinoamericano)

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Oct. 22

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