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Colombian Gunmen Keep Indians from Getting Vaccine

Marxist guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries are preventing health workers entering Colombian’s Sierra Nevada to vaccinate native Indians against an epidemic of yellow fever, the government said Sunday. “Subversive groups, both the paramilitaries and the guerrillas, and coca growers, are stopping the vaccination teams from getting in,” Social Protection Minister Diego Palacio told local television. The Sierra Nevada’s mountains and jungles are home to many traditional Indian communities but are also a battleground between Marxist guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries outlaws. Full Story

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