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Death-Squad Scandal Circles Closer to Colombia’s President

Alex Constantine - May 20, 2007

600 colombia 01 - Death-Squad Scandal Circles Closer to Colombia’s PresidentBy SIMON ROMERO
New York Times
May 16, 2007

CALI, Colombia, May 15 — President Álvaro Uribe, the Bush administration’s closest ally in Latin America, faces an intensifying scandal after a jailed former commander of paramilitary death squads testified Tuesday that Mr. Uribe’s defense minister had tried to plot with the outlawed private militias to upset the rule of a former president. ...


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Chaos in Columbia as lawmakers arrested in death squad scandal
Daily Mail
15th May 2007

Colombian authorities have arrested five lawmakers and 15 former politicians and businessmen for colluding with paramilitary death squads. The scandal entangles allies of President Alvaro Uribe.

In another blow, Uribe's police chief and intelligence commander were replaced after authorities charged that police agents illegally recorded telephone calls by opposition figures and journalists.

They may reveal jailed paramilitary bosses ordered crimes to be committed from their prison cells. ...


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