Colombia: Return of Sure Shot

The last of Colombia's big-time bandits is Pedro Antonio Marin, 34, alias "Tiro Fijo" (Sure Shot), a killer responsible for some 200 murders. In a drive to stamp out the senseless violence that has torn the country's backlands for almost two decades, an army regiment last May went after the bandit and his gang, but Tiro Fijo escaped. Now he is back in business, more vicious than ever and proclaiming himself a Castro-style guerrilla.

One morning recently, Tiro Fijo and 160 men, wearing olive green fatigues in the Cuban fashion, stopped a bus on a country road 200 miles southwest...

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