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As Colombia Peace Talks Advance, War Widows, Ex-Fighters Clear Landmines One at a Time

Kneeling down in the middle of a minefield, Noralba Guarin uses a spade to scrape away the hard red earth on a remote wooded hillside in southwestern Colombia. Sweating under her protective anti-explosive vest and shatterproof mask, she searches for landmines, a deadly legacy of 52 years of civil war in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world. "I never imagined I'd be looking for mines," said the widow and mother of two young children as she hacked...

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