Drug use, verified by the high percentage of local drug trafficking involving the younger generation, is just one of many realities that worries the Catholic Church of Cucuta: "What one lives here in the border area has become a Via Crucis.
In Cucuta there is a lot of
violence: murders, prostitution, and this is not good", said the Bishop
of Cucuta, His Exc. Mgr. Victor Manuel Ochoa in an interview with Radio
Caracol, sent to Fides.
The saddest thing, he said, is that young people
are becoming key protagonists in these criminal acts that occur every
day in the city.
In order to combat this situation, the Bishop said, "we must act not
only for safety, but with social actions to improve the quality of life
of hundreds of families in Cucuta, who live in situations of exclusion
and severe poverty: more than 3% of the population lives on less than a
dollar a day, there is also the big problem of unemployment, drug
addiction, drug trafficking".
Unfortunately, concluded Mgr. Ochoa, the
breaking up of families is one of the factors causing this social