Expat farmers fear rightwing terror in Colombia


01 April 1999


Expat farmers fear rightwing terror in Colombia


RIGHTWING paramilitaries in Colombia are threatening a group of British and Irish organic farmers who are cultivating part of a 1416ha (3500 acre) cloudforest “estate” in Colombia.

The Atlantis communitys farming techniques have won the admiration of locals, reports The Guardian.

But they have attracted the attention of the paramilitaries because the community is where left-wing guerrillas operate.

  • The Guardian 01/04/99 page 20

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