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Rebels’ traffic ban cutting off food, gasoline supplies

A five-day, rebel-imposed traffic ban in southern Colombia to protest President Alvaro Uribe’s reelection campaign is causing gasoline and food shortages as fearful truckers refuse to drive, officials said Monday. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have already torched three trucks and a school bus that defied the ban, said Pedro Aguilar, head of the Colombian Truck Drivers Association. Drivers and passengers on those vehicles were released unharmed, Aguilar said. Full Story

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