Colombia Indians face down violence

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Rebels, drug traffickers and soldiers may battle around them and encroach on their lands, but tribes hold on to their peaceful ways to resolve conflicts.
By Chris Kraul
January 11, 2009

Reporting from Jambalo, Colombia — After word spread across this Indian reservation that seven people had been kidnapped by leftist rebels, the community’s unarmed “indigenous guard” sprang into action.

Within minutes, hundreds of men, women and children were out on roads and pathways searching for the hostages, communicating by radio, cellphone and shouts. Many held lanterns that, as the search continued after nightfall, made the rescue party seem an eerily glowing centipede snaking up and down hillsides

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-colombia-indians11-2009jan11,0,7223969.story


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