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| 4/13/2009 12:00:00 AM

Taking on drug traders to bring hope to Colombia's children

Apr 13 -- Fr Ariel Ruiz is playing a dangerous game as he campaigns against a slum being turned into a cocaine haven, 102015

THE SHADOW of violence seems ubiquitous in Colombia, a litany of abuses against the poor in villages in the jungles and along rivers which are increasingly strategic battlegrounds in the frontline for the cocaine trade.

Assassinations and disappearances of trade unionists and human rights activists, and of those who speak out against the corruption and abuses, are common. Bodies are dumped in jungles and in mass graves where their corpses rot in the thick undergrowth while their assassins continue to operate with impunity.
 
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