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"I was born, raised and forged right here in El Salado. This is my land, my home, my roots."


Luis Torres, now aged 66, was twice forced to leave his land and cattle.


In a 1997-attack AUC paramilitary forces killed five village leaders.


Luis, another local leader, fled.


Three years later the paramilitaries came back and murdered many more.


Tired of living in exile, Luis returned in 2002. And with him did 800 of the over 7000 deplaced villagers.


But the danger for Luis was not over,


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