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4 October 1996

Hard Evidence

The revolutionaries are known to use huge fifty kilogram bags of rice and dried beans as well as sandbags to fortify their positions. They discovered long ago that a burlap sack of dried legumes will stop even a hollow-tipped bullet and absorb the impact of a grenade. It's not unusual to find a bullet or a piece of shrapnel when emptying imported bags of rice or beans; that's why the better taquerias use domestic suppliers.

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