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Colombia to Begin Disarming Paramilitary Groups

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Colombia to Begin Disarming Paramilitary Groups

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Colombia to Begin Disarming Paramilitary Groups

Colombia to Begin Disarming Paramilitary Groups

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Members of a right-wing paramilitary group based in Medellin, Colombia, are expected to surrender their weapons to the government Tuesday and join a "re-education" program. The government says the demobilization of 800 troops is the first step in dismantling most of Colombia's paramilitary forces by 2005. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.