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Sat Jan 18, 2020, 04:40 PM

Medellin's homicides finally dropped in 2019, but what about the 294 who went missing?


by Adriaan Alsema January 18, 2020

Medellin was finally able to lower the number of homicides in 2019 after a year-long increase, but questions remain about the fate of 294 people who went missing last year.

Of the 388 who were reported missing in 2019, 94 were found alive and 12 were found dead. What happened to the rest is a mystery.

Last week, local police revealed that homicides had dropped from 626 in 2018 to 591 last year, but what does that mean if 294 people are missing in a country where more than 80,000 are missing and feared dead?

Medellin’s sinister fixation with public appearances
For years, Colombia’s second largest city used its dropping homicide rates to rid itself of the old stigma of being the homicide capital of the world and promote itself as a city that had been transformed.

This worked until the country’s war crimes tribunal found that authorities consistently had been hiding murdered victims of forced disappearance in one of the most sinister forms of fraud imaginable.

More:
https://colombiareports.com/medellins-homicides-finally-dropped-in-2019-but-what-about-the-294-who-went-missing/

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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:38 PM

1. "if 294 people are missing in a country where more than 80,000 are missing"

It's sounds like they are doing a good job of keeping the numbers down to me.
It's one of my favorite cities in the world, up there with Barcelona and Copenhagen.
The Bahamas and Jamaica and the US Virgin Is all have a higher homicide rate then Colombia.

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