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Colombia troops to patrol Bogota after protests
BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/31/2013 4:28:36 AM

Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the troops were needed "to assure normality". Clashes with police broke out after thousands of people took to the streets in support of the farmers. At least two people have died. Farmers say government policies are driving them into bankruptcy. "Last night, I ordered the militarisation of Bogota and I will do the same today in any municipality or area that needs the presence of our soldiers," President Santos said in a televised address after an overnight cabinet meeting.

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The protestors - small farmers - have a case. But it´s a mystery to me why Colombians are out rioting while Venezuelans next door, who just had their democracy stolen from them in the April fraud elections, and who are seeing their country run by Cubans - are so passive while Colombians take to the streets to fight to defend their rights. Colombia´s problems a4re far more fixable than Venezuelans, yet it´s Colombians who are out in the streets giving the Egyptians a run for their money. Why?

      


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Colombia troops to patrol Bogota after protests
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2013 4:28:36 AM     Post Reply
Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the troops were needed "to assure normality". Clashes with police broke out after thousands of people took to the streets in support of the farmers. At least two people have died. Farmers say government policies are driving them into bankruptcy. "Last night, I ordered the militarisation of Bogota and I will do the same today in any municipality or area that needs the presence of our soldiers," President Santos said in a televised address after an overnight cabinet meeting.

   

 

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