I talked to Chris Knestrick who is part of a Christian Peacekeeper Team in Columbia, South America. He said it is not uncommon for subsistence farmers there, and their families, to “disappear” at the hands of para-military groups. Some big international corporations want the land these farmers have been on for generations and will apparently go to any length to get it — including funding these para-military terror campaigns. Since Chris (who is from Cleveland) has been back in the states, he’s traveled about giving talks and trying to raise peoples’ awareness of this issue. Note: Our administration would work stridently to help allow these farmers to keep their land, including aiding them with Peace Corps help, and the like.