Colombian tribespeople flee to Amazon town for safety LETICIA, Colombia, October 17 (UNHCR) – After an epic 16-day trek that took them down three rivers, across thick jungle and through a part of Brazil, a small group of scared Baro indigenous people arrived earlier this month in Leticia on the banks of the Amazon River. Located on the border with Peru and Brazil, Leticia is Colombia’s southernmost town. There are no roads in or out and the rivers provide the only link to the outside world. As a result of its isolation, the region has enjoyed relative peace from the armed conflict that has long affected other parts of Colombia.

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