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Colombian paramilitaries disarm

Around 2,000 rightwing paramilitaries in Colombia have laid down their weapons in their last big demobilisation of the peace process. In all, at least 26,000 members of the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) have disarmed in return for benefits including reduced jail terms. President Alvaro Uribe says this is the best way to secure peace. But human rights groups are concerned that paramilitaries who have committed atrocities will go unpunished. Full Story

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