COLOMBIA: INDIANS PROTESTS
A protest by U'wa Indians that has shut down Colombia's second-longest oil pipeline for a month and cost the government more than $130 million will continue after Friday talks aimed at ending the standoff failed.
The 480-mile Caño Limón pipeline can transport, to Colombia's Atlantic coast, up to 220,000 barrels a day of oil, or more than one-fifth of the country's total daily production. But it hasn't pumped a drop of oil since March 25, the day the Colombian military said Marxist rebels blew up a section of the pipeline in the remote northeastern state of Norte de Santander, near the Venezuelan border.
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