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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 13 December 2017

13 December 2017


Brazil – 12 December 2017: At the airport in Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, three gunmen stole a Cessna aircraft used by miners in the region, taking it to an unknown destination.

Colombia – 11 December 2017: A Colombian, EU, and US-funded report, claimed that there were paramilitaries in 121 out of Antioquia’s 125 municipalities, that 21 social leaders had been killed there so far in 2017, and that 71 had received death threats.

Mexico – 12 December 2017: A local NGO said there were 155 kidnappings nationwide in November 2017, a 14.81% increase compared with the previous month and the highest number of victims for a month so far in 2017.

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