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Seven Colombian Peasants Massacred

Suspected leftist guerrillas shot and killed seven rural peasants in an attack on a small village in Colombia’s northwest, officials said. The massacre occurred Saturday in the municipality of San Carlos, 110 miles northwest of the capital, Jorge Mejia, the lieutenant governor of the Antioquia province, told local radio on Sunday. Mejia blamed the killings on Colombia’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC. Authorities said hundreds of peasants in this region have been displaced from their homes in recent days amid fighting between FARC rebels and right-wing militia groups. Full Story

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