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Colombia paramilitaries nix peace process

Far-right paramilitary groups pulled out of a peace process with the Colombian government late Wednesday following a decision by President Alvaro Uribe’s administration to transfer jailed militia leaders to a maximum security prison. The peace agreement was thrown into crisis after the government transferred 59 warlords from a relatively comfortable prison to a high-security installation following rumors of a possible prison break. Uribe, a key ally of the U.S. in the region, had also accused the warlords of ordering assassinations from their prison cells. Full Story

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