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Refugees & Displaced People

Victims of Colombia's conflict delivered an uncompromising message to peace negotiators in Havana.
A Guantanamo Bay detainee is on hunger strike following delays to the completion of his transfer to Uruguay. But the election climate in Uruguay means there is unlikely to be a speedy resolution of his case.

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President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.
The Federal Government is using delays and excuses to evade responsibility for the appalling conditions in migrant shelters.
President Mujica has accepted a US proposal to accept Guantanamo detainees as refugees.
A round-up of articles, books, films and photography covering the military coup.
An eye witness account of the Popular Unity period in Chile, the Pinochet coup and its ongoing aftermath.

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