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Colombia: Fear for Safety, Civilian inhabitants of rural communities in the municipality of Buenaventura

, Index number: AMR 23/045/2001

Paramilitaries, who recently massacred at least 32 peasant farmers, have threatened the civilian population of rural communities in the municipality of Buenaventura, Cauca Department. Colombian armed forces operating in the area have taken no action to protect the local population, although the Colombian authorities have repeatedly been warned that they are at risk.

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