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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Elsio Molano
For years, the U.S. government has poured millions of dollars into Colombia's civil war and cocaine-eradication programs, sending thousands of landless peasants into the relative safety of the Ecuadorean jungle, where many have rebuilt lives one borrowed nail at a time.
One of them, who asked not to be identified because he was not allowed to speak to the press, said: "They say they are refugees. But at night they go back across the river and fight."
"The Ecuadorean soldiers shot my brother in the back," he said, motioning to the chocolate brown San Miguel River where Orlando Tapia Molano and two other men were killed in January by Ecuadorean troops as they rode in a small river boat — a confrontation that has led to no convictions or military reprimands. "Nothing is going to happen to them. No one will be punished."