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Saturday, January 19

Nando Times / AP "At least 14 dead after Peruvian jungle settlement attacked: Two hundred Indians from the Aguaruna tribe armed with shotguns raided the settlement, some 500 miles northwest of Lima near the border with Ecuador, survivors of Thursday's early morning attack said...The Indian villagers were apparently trying to expel landless peasants who began settling the area in 1989, according to El Comercio, Peru's leading newspaper." Friction between settlers from the Andean highlands and the Amazon tribes have been a constant over decades. Amazon tribes, like the Aguaruna, have been losing to population pressure and the expansion of "civilization."

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