Armed Guerilla Group Calls General Strike in Colombia, Banning Travel

Government places military forces on high alert. Cauca Indians claim strike has no justification.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Liberation Army guerrilla group (ELN) in Colombia has been conducting a nationwide military strike. The strike has been announced to last 72 hours and is to take place from February 14th to 17th.

In a statement, the ELN says that the population is safe in their homes or at their workplaces and in the fields, but that they should refrain from all forms of transport and travel. Anyone violating this and sabotaging the strike would be fully liable in case of loss of their means of transport and goods.

However, the ELN respects the . . .

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