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Indigenous Colombians Put Guerillas on Trial and Resist the Central Government

by Sarah Vrba, July 21, 2012

Members of Indigenous Guard in Colombia, armed with their customary batons.

The Nasa people of southwestern Colombia will put three leftist guerillas on trial this week in an attempt to regain autonomy and peace over a region that has remained in the crosshairs of multiple armed groups over the years. The southwestern province of Cauca in Colombia has seen a number of violent and ceaseless battles occur, mostly between the central government’s armed forces and the leftist guerilla group FARC. Read the rest of this entry