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Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem
Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The displacements, representing 5% of the Pacific port city’s 370,000 population, were only part of the mayhem perpetrated by the Urabeños, who also engage in criminal activity such as targeting community leaders and rights activists for assassination, the rights group said. Colombian officials consider the gang the nation’s biggest drug trafficker and say it is involved in extortion, as well as promoting a black market...

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