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Murders Threaten Colombian Peace Process

She was a plainspoken but determined woman, those who knew her said, seeking justice for hundreds of fellow peasants whose lands were stolen by right-wing militias during a more than decade-long reign of terror. But the contract-style slaying of Yolanda Izquierdo, 43, this week outside her home in Monteria, capital of the northwestern state of Cordoba, raises doubts about whether the government can meet its promises to restore pilfered land to Colombia’s tens of thousands of dispossessed. Full Story

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