17 de October de 2018 In International, Citizen Security Dialogues in the news
Colombian city helps young shun ‘life choice’ of gang violence
By Anastasia Moloney.
CALI, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a boy growing up in a slum in Cali, one of the most world’s most violent cities, Andres Felipe Gonzalez knew his chances of a life without crime or becoming a victim of crime were slim.
“I remember hooded men would enter the neighborhood. We’d switch off the lights and hide under a table,” said Gonzalez, who lives in southwest Cali’s Las Minas Comuna 18 neighborhood.
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