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    ALDEA SALQUIL, NEBAJ: GUATEMALA

    About 1,500 peasant farmers, living in the mountains surrounding the town of Nebaj in the province of Quiche, have been moved away from their homes to a camp set up by the army.

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    1. NEBAJ GV Soldiers and shoppers in streets of town (3 shots) 0.21
    2. SV Vegetable stall CU Money being handed over (2 shots) 0.33
    3. SV Soldiers placing grain on helicopter (2 shots) 0.49
    4. SV INTERIOR Inside helicopter with pilot flying away 0.54
    5. AV Government refugee camp outside Nebah 1.08
    6. GV PAN Refugee camp being built, with tree trunks strewn across the ground and foundation of buildings (2 shots) 1.23
    7. SV Worker raking the earth 1.26
    8. SV Armed guard at camp 1.29
    9. SVs Refugees at work and cooking (3 shots) 1.40
    10. SV Woman kneading flour and baby being breast-fed (4 shots) 1.57
    11. SV Refugee armed guards on patrol of camp (3 shots) 2.16
    12. SVs Refugees in camp PAN camp huts (2 shots) 2.41
    13. SV Government soldiers in area keeping guard 2.47
    14. SALQUIL. GV Ruined town with church in centre (2 shots) 2.55
    15. SV Soldiers on outskirts of town looking out towards forest 2.58
    16. AV Guerrilla camp in forest (2 shots) 3.20
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    Background: ALDEA SALQUIL, NEBAJ: GUATEMALA

    About 1,500 peasant farmers, living in the mountains surrounding the town of Nebaj in the province of Quiche, have been moved away from their homes to a camp set up by the army. The move is designed to clear the mountain region of people thought likely to be sympathetic or threatened by the guerrilla fighters of the People's National Army. The guerrillas are alleged to be holding peasants in the area hostage and obliging them to give up their farms and houses for the guerrillas. The army camp, 400 kilometres north-east of the capital, Guatemala, provides only the most basic living conditions for the peasants. The army, however, maintains that life in the camp is better than would be found living in the mountains with the guerrillas. But the move has been only a partial success. Many families have refused to leave their land while others say they have been threatened with death if they depart to join the army camp. According to army sources, there are still at least 2,500 peasants living in the hills and the army fears they will fall easy prey to the propaganda and influence of the guerrillas. However, in the army camp, the peasants are guarded night and day by armed soldiers or else by other civilians armed by the Guatemala Army with obsolete rifles.

    Source: REUTERS - ZAS CANO

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2H63YCNBQVRHCOG9Y8O12SH55
    Media URN:
    VLVA2H63YCNBQVRHCOG9Y8O12SH55
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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