Colombia: national ID system mocked indigenous people with made-up insult names

Colombian voter cards were issued to indigenous people with mocking names made up for them by the notaries issuing the cards. The cards also all indicate that the recipient is “illiterate” even if that is not the case.

Names like “drunk-guy”, “Costa Rica” or “Tarzan” were issued when applicants did not understand the question of which name their prefer.

The original BoingBoing story links to the Spanish version of the report. The english is linked to directly. Both available after the jump.

 

Thousands of indigenous Colombians given voter cards with fake names – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

Colombia: national ID system mocked indigenous people with made-up insult names – Boing Boing

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