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Rebel Blockade in Colombia Scares Drivers

Fearful drivers stayed off roads and highways Tuesday in northeast Colombia due to an armed blockade — now in its third week — imposed by rebels who have set fire to buses, blown up bridges, and killed police officers. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, on Oct. 3 used flyers and clandestine radio stations to warn drivers to stay off roads in the oil-rich state of Arauca. During the first week, rebels torched at least four vehicles that defied the travel ban. Full Story

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