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Colombia: Cauca locals fear spread of violence in the region - part 2

By Emily Wright

As Colombia’s peace deal between the government and the Farc rebels advances, violence is spreading in the former Farc stronghold of Cauca, a region west of the capital Bogota. Locals fear armed gangs and right-wing death squads will seize control of their land.

Illegal mining and coca farming – the raw ingredient for cocaine – and the profit which comes with it make Cauca a tempting target for these gangs.

But some communities in Cauca are taking control of their territory into their own hands.

The indigenous Nasa community and their group called the Indigenous Guard is one example.

Emily Wright reports from the nearby town of Santander de Quilichao.

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