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The Second Most Dangerous Country For Landmines Begins Demining

My father was 79,

says Donaldo Gomez, who lives in the steep Andes Mountains of Colombia.

He wasn't sick a day in his life. And then he gets killed by a mine!

Gomez, whose father died in 2003, lives in an area that was once swarming with guerrillas. When the Colombian army moved into the region a few years ago, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, planted land mines to try to stop them. The same thing happened in many parts of the country.  Read the article and listen to the story on the NPR website http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/04/07/398030876/the-second-most-dangerous-country-for-land-mines-begins-to-de-mine

 

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