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Colombian Indians tell rebels, army, militias: Leave us alone

Delegates of Indian communities in northern Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains reiterated Monday their demand to be left in peace by the combatants in the Andean nation’s decades-old internal conflict. “The situation … could not be any worse. It follows the pressure by illegal armed groups, the displacements, the tightening of food supplies, the profaning of sacred sites (and) the impunity” for assorted crimes, including many murders, complained Leonor Zalabata, the human rights commissioner for the Tayrona Indigenous Confederation. Full Story

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