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Colombia to spend $30 bln to compensate war victims

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24 Jan 2012 22:27

BOGOTA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Reparations to victims of Colombia's long, bloody armed conflict will reach as much as $30 billion in the next 10 years, the government said on Tuesday.

President Juan Manuel Santos's government has pledged to compensate victims of the violence from right-wing paramilitary groups and leftist rebels, in a bid to let them rebuild their lives and contribute to Colombia's burgeoning economy.

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