Cauca, Ready to Explode
As civilians, mostly ethnic Nasa indigenous and peasants, who are in the middle of armed conflict between state forces and guerrillas of the FARC, the indigenous authorities through the Indigenous Guard have decided to remove the armed groups in the area. They want no more war on their ancestral lands.
On Berlin hill, which dominates the landscape of the town of Toribio, the indigenous guard covered the trenches of the army, who control the area and protect cellular communication towers of a private company and also prevented two blockades of the main road of the region by the FARC. The national government insists on not leaving the area and the guerrillas do not want to lose this strategic point as a drug outlet to the Pacific Ocean from the interior.
At the same time there were clashes between the Colombian army and the FARC guerrillas, in these events the FARC shot down a Supetucano plane belonging to the Colombian army, two Air Force officers were killed.
With all these elements, it is difficult to determine the outcome of this clash of armed forces and the strength of the civilian population, represented by its indigenous guard, equipped with courage and baton.