Colombia’s Petro blames crime group of breaking truce

BOGOTA: Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro accused the Clan del Golfo, the country’s biggest criminal group, of breaking a ceasefire by attacking an aqueduct during demonstrations by miners protesting against military operations targeting illegal gold mining.
Roadblocks connected to the protests affected up to 300,000 people across 12 municipalities in Colombia’s Antioquia and Cordoba provinces, resulting in shortages of fuel, food and medicine, the government said.
Police lifted the majority of the roadblocks last week.
“By breaking the pipes, they have left Taraza without drinking water. The Clan del Golfo versus humble people,” Petro said in a Twitter message on Sunday, referring to an attack in the municipality. –Agencies