ERJ staff report (DS)
Bogota, Colombia - The Colombian president has apologised to local tribes for atrocities carried out during the rubber boom 100 years ago.
Julio CÃ©sar Arana, head of the Peruvian firm Casa Arana, grew rubber near La Chorrera. In his greed, he and his men displaced, killed, raped or put into slavery up to 100,000 indigenous people
Between 1912 and 1929 many of the local tribes were wiped out.
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Press release from Colombian President's office (Spanish language)
Above release auto-translated (from Spanish language)
from WW4 Report