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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 1,300 people from the Embéra Dóbida community in the indigenous area of Catrú, in the municipality of Alto Baudó in the Choco department, fled their homes on May 21st either on foot or by boat. The clashes between the Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia (AGC) paramilitaries, also known as the Gulf Clan, and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla organization left them no other choice.

The Organization of American States' mission to support the peace process in Colombia reacted to the massive displacement and demanded that the attacks on ethnic communities be stopped . . .

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