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At least 14 of 16 people reported killed over the weekend by Venezuelan border troops were peaceful fishermen rather than Colombian guerrillas, according to Venezuelan Interior Minister Simon Alberto Consalvi. Consalvi told reporters there was a “lamentable confusion” on the part of the troops in mistakenly killing the fisherman. He said President Jaime Lusinchi has ordered an investigation. However, the Defense Ministry continued to insist that the victims were guerrillas from Colombia’s National Liberation Army.


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