19-03-2020 Latin American Weekly Report
As region goes into lockdown, two populists play by own rules
Every department in Colombia, except the San Andrés y Providencia archi- pelago, has some landmines and other explosive devices. “There are more hectares of landmines sown than coffee,” President Santos said. In total it is calculated that anti-personnel mines pose a degree of risk in half of Colombia’s 688 municipalities, 63% of national territory, claiming 11,043 victims dead and wounded over the last 15 years, 40% of them civilians. Only Afghanistan has a higher casualty rate from landmines.
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