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Relatives of indigenous leader Cristina Bautista, who was killed along four indigenous guards during an attack by suspected rebels, transport the coffin with her corpse during their funeral in Tacueyo, rural area of Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia, on October 31, 2019. – Colombia’s government on Wednesday ordered the deployment of 2,500 elite troops to combat dissident FARC guerillas after an attack that killed an indigenous leader and four guards. The country’s main indigenous organization for its part denounced the “bloodletting” of its people and called for a national demonstration. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)