Juan Gabriel Rueda, who during the presidential election was in charge of coordinating the campaign of Colombian President Gustavo Petro in the region of Salgar, Antioquia, has been murdered this weekend, as denounced by Senator Isabel Cristina Zuleta.
Rueda, known in the region for his environmental advocacy, is one of three social leaders who have been murdered over the weekend, the other two in Bolivar and Putumayo. In this case, the young man was working in an area with a significant presence of the Clan del Golfo, reports RCN radio station.
Zuleta has informed through his Twitter profile that they had denounced previous threats for leading the Historic Pact campaign “in a pro-Uribe municipality” and has demanded to the Prosecutor’s Office “that this political crime does not remain in impunity”.
After learning of Rueda’s death, President Petro himself has echoed on Twitter what happened and after wondering who is behind this “murder”, he has asked the Prosecutor’s Office to coordinate an investigation into these events.