Colombian district kicks out drug gangs

Residents in one of the country's most violent cities create urban humanitarian zone after ousting cartels.

    Buenaventura is one of Colombia's poorest and most violent cities. Gangs control many of its neighbourhoods, mostly through torture and kidnappings.

    But when a woman was butchered in broad daylight, residents in the Puente Nayero district decided the horror had to stop.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Buenaventura.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.