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Colombia: 'Peace is still far away from here'

Headline Title:  Colombia: 'Peace is still far away from here' 26 December 2013 “Peace is still far away from our community,” says Jesús Emilio Tuberquia, with his calm, deep peasant farmer’s voice, staring intensely as he speaks.Jesús Emilio is one of the leaders of San José de Apartadó Peace Community, in Apartadó municipality, in the northern Colombian department of Antioquia.A group of over 1,500 peasants came together 17 years ago to set up this community.“We told the paramilitaries, the guerilla and the army: ‘We don’t want to take part in this. We don’t want to get…

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