Colombia’s ELN rebels recruit girls to extort illegal miners – report

By Anastasia Moloney | Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:29 PM
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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia's second-biggest guerrilla group, is recruiting girls to charge extortion payments from illegal miners and is giving them weapons, El Tiempo newspaper has reported.

The newspaper said that in a rebel video, which the Colombian army says it seized during a raid on an ELN jungle camp last January, around 15 girls aged ...

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