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U.N.: Heavy fighting in Colombia forces 2,000 people to flee

Intense fighting between leftist guerrillas and their right-wing paramilitary foes in western Colombia has forced more than 2,000 mainly Afro-Colombian villagers from their homes in recent weeks, the United Nations said. In the latest forced displacement, more than 70 percent of the 350 residents of Pogue, a tiny hamlet 380 kilometers (235 miles) northwest of Bogota, fled Saturday as the crossfire between the two groups bore down on them, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees said in a statement released late Monday. Full Story

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