Buga, Colombia - Republic of
RELATIVES OF A VICTIM IN A MASSACRE CRY IN BUGA COLOMBIA.
Relatives of Colombian Octavio Velez Henao, victim of a massacre, cry
outside a morgue in the Colombian city of Buga, October 11, 2001.
Gunmen have killed 55 people in a series of massacres around war-torn
Colombia, with most of the attacks blamed on selective murders by
far-right militias, police said on Thursday. The worst killing took
place on Wednesday around the small village of Buga, a hilly cattle and
farming district in Valle del Cauca Province about 160 miles (250 km)
southwest of the capital Bogota, where members of an outlawed
anti-communist death squad killed 24 peasants, all of them men.
REUTERS/Juan B. Diaz