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Excitement, laughter and hope returned to public and most private schools across the country on Wednesday with the start of the 2013 school year.

Keeping an eye for the some 940.000 students were the Fuerza Pública (police) and Policia de Tránsito (traffic police). All reports indicated a safe and trouble free first day back.

Some 200 Tránsitos (traffic officials) will be on hand for the coming days to ensure safety to and from school, while the Fuerza Publica maintian security for safety in the classrooms.


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