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Wednesday, June 18

If you lived in the "mancha india," you were more likely to die

The Miami Herald / AP Peru says 60,000 may have died in Maoist revolt: "The commission also found that 75 percent of the victims spoke Quechua, the language of Peru's highland Indians, as their mother tongue. Peru's indigenous people represent less than 20 percent of the population and are concentrated in the poorest, most isolated part of the country -- but they suffered most, said Sofia Macher, another commission member." Also see VOANews Peru Commission Says Up to 60,000 Died or Disappeared During Conflict. I'd like to see the methodology used to calculate the number of deaths. Even during the worst years of violence, the figures were flaky. Also see CNN / AP Peru commission: Violence toll far higher than previously thought



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