Farmers Want Angelina Jolie to Visit Philippines

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Farmers Want Angelina Jolie to Visit Philippines


Byline: compiled by Teresa G. Martinez

MANILA (Reuters) -- A leftist farmers' group has asked the United Nations to send Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to visit the Philippines to check on the rising number of people displaced by army offensives in the countryside.

Since the late 1960s, the Philippine army has been fighting communist insurgents and Muslim separatists in twin insurgencies that have killed 160,000 people, displaced over 2 million and stunted economic growth in the country.

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