Colombia's reparation to war victims sacred, government says

February 19, 2015 3:16 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Reparations to victims of Colombia's five-decade war will be paid no matter how much the government's finances are affected by a drop in oil revenue, because making good to the millions who suffered is "sacred," a government official said on Wednesday.

Almost half of the 55 trillion pesos ($23 billion) earmarked for compensation over ten years has been paid out for Colombians who were raped, murdered or forced from their homes by Marxist rebels, right-wing paramilitary groups or the armed forces, said Paula Gaviria, head of the government victims ...

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