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Colombia Destroys Stockpiled Land Mines

In eight thunderous explosions, Colombia blew up its remaining 6,800 stockpiled land mines, winning the praise of Jordan’s visiting Queen Noor who said the move took courage given that the nation is still fighting an internal conflict. The military exploded the land mines Sunday in a rural area as the queen, Colombia President Alvaro Uribe, U.S. Ambassador William Wood and dozens of mine blast victims watched the event live on large screens from Bogota’s main Bolivar Plaza. Full Story

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