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Omar

Omar

Chapter:
(p.34) Omar
Source:
Guerrilla Marketing
Author(s):
Alexander L. Fattal
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.003.0002

A dozen former guerrillas stood on the grass by the sidewalk, taking turns tossing a 100-peso coin toward a small ditch burrowed in the dirt, a game akin to a miniaturized version of horseshoes. The PAHD had chosen a purposefully nondescript building that it named New Day to serve as an all-male halfway house where thirty to forty rebels waited to be officially certified as demobilized. Omar and I sat in a side room as his peers played “little coin” outside. Omar adjusted the baseball cap covering his shaved head and launched into his story....

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