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Colombia Tops List of Land Mine Victims

Only the person who delicately hid the land mine on a rural country lane knows how long it sat in the undergrowth awaiting Joan Giraldo. The 21-year-old farm worker stepped on the mine on Oct. 30 in northwest Colombia, severely damaging his right leg. Doctors would later be forced to amputate. Before being maimed, Giraldo could earn the equivalent of $6.50 a day, not a good wage but enough to live on in Colombia’s countryside. Now he says it is impossible to work and he is waiting for a prosthetic leg. Full Story

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