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CBC NEWS Monday May 2, 2005 A Colombian man who came to Yukon fleeing guerillas in his own country has been granted refugee status. A decision by Canada’s Immigration and Refugee board last month means Alejandro Ospina and his wife can stay in this country. “I couldn’t believe it. I read the letter a couple of times,” says Ospina of the notice he received. Ospina had appeared before a refugee board in Vancouver and recited his experience in Colombia. “The guerillas wanted me to be part of their team, their army and I refused,” he told the board. Ospina says because he refused to join a leftist rebel group he received numerous death threats and fled to Canada. He and his wife moved to Whitehorse less than a year ago. Ospina and his wife came to national attention last December, when his wife, who was only days away from giving…

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