It was a massacre that deeply moved Colombia this summer. On August 15, armed men broke into a party attended by several young people. In all, eight were shot dead, including 24-year-old Oscar Andrés Obando. Her mother, Gladys Betancourth, is overcome with grief: “Nothing justifies taking life like that, nothing justifies my son having died like this, he was not bad, he was just having fun. ”
Violence is a major problem in Colombia. Since the start of the year, there have already been 55 mass killings. The government blames these killings on armed groups fighting over the cocaine market. Families do not understand why their children are being attacked for no reason. The mother of Esneider and Heine Collazos, two carpenter brothers killed on August 21 while they were going to locate trees, is also in shock.