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March 3, 2016
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Brother of Former Colombian President Arrested in Death Squad Case

BOGOTA, Colombia -- The brother of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been arrested on allegations he was involved in murders and forced disa

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April 6, 2015
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US to Investigate Charge of Multiple Child Rapes by Dyncorp Employees in Colombia

"... The historian mentioned one 2004 case in the central Colombian town of Melgar where 53 underage girls allegedly were sexually abused by nearby st

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November 20, 2014
2 mins

Mitch McConnell's In-Laws Embroiled in Colombian Cocaine Shipping Scandal (The Nation)

Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family

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November 13, 2014
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The CIA and Colombia’s Compromise With Murder (Human Rights Watch)

"... As the Colombian military engaged in the killings, the United States unconditionally supported it with intelligence, covert C.I.A. action and bil

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June 5, 2014
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Chiquita Lobbies to Kill Legislation that would Ease Litigation Against Terror Financiers

The company, guilty of financing right-wing paramilitaries in Colombia, doesn't want to be liable for backing terrorists Why Chiquita lobbies against

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June 3, 2014
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US "Aid" is Funding the Death Squad Murders of Thousands in Colombia

"... Nearly 6,000 civilians have been killed by the Colombian military and then falsely passed off as guerillas in order to justify the continued coun

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February 2, 2014
2 mins

Catholic Priest who Ran Right-Wing Death Squad Arrested in Colombia

The Rev Oscar Albeiro Ortiz was convicted in absentia last year for organising ruthless militia made up of former paramilitaries January 31, 2014

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January 29, 2014
2 mins

The US Assassination Program in Colombia

"... the U.S. is aligning with known terrorists and drug dealers in Colombia in the name of fighting terrorism and drugs. ..." Why Are We Only Learn

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December 18, 2013
2 mins

SEC to Address Death Squads Paid by Chiquita

(CN) - Chiquita cannot stop securities regulators from revealing documents that show it making payments to right-wing Columbian death squads, a federa

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September 28, 2013
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CNN: Former Army Sergeant Conspired in Drug Trade, Led Death Squad for Hire

New York (CNN) -- A former Army sergeant is facing conspiracy charges in a federal sting operation that focused on a team he allegedly supervised in w

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September 25, 2013
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Chiquita Seeks Dismissal in Colombian Death Squad Case

Also see: "Eric Holder - Death Squad/Torture Lawyer" MIAMI — Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands Inter

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June 25, 2013
2 mins

Colombia Worries as Troops Join Arab Mercenary Force Mustered by Blackwater's Erik Prince

June 13, 2013 Colombia's defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mer

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June 18, 2013
2 mins

Colombia: Beware the Zombie Drug

"... Nazi 'angel of death' Josef Mengele used scopolamine in interrogations as a kind of truth serum. The CIA administered doses of the drug during

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February 28, 2013
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Colombia: Suicide of Victims’ Rights Leader Arouses Suspicion

The national ombudsman's office and human rights leaders across Colombia requested that an autopsy be done on a victims rights activist who allegedl

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December 10, 2012
2 mins

Unearthing CIA Ties to Death Squads & Documents Related to Pablo Escobar

By Matt Bewig AllGov.com, August 20, 2012 (reposted) Although it might seem obvious, when searching for records related to Colombian drug kingpin

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October 21, 2012
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Israeli Merc Yair Klein Trained Death Squads 'with the Approval of the Colombian Authorities'

By Brandon Barrett Colombia Reports, March 26, 2012 Israeli mercenary Yair Klein claimed his arrival in Colombia in the 1980's to train paramilitary g

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August 5, 2012
2 mins

Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror (Book Review)

" ... The book’s argument that '[t]he war on drugs and terror in Colombia is in fact a war for the control of the cocaine trade—in a system of imp

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May 23, 2011
2 mins

Parapolitics: Colombian Supreme Court to Investigate Mario Uribe's Ties to Extradited Drug Trafficker

Marguerite Cawley Colombia Reports | April 27, 2011 The Colombian Supreme Court has begun preliminary investigations into a further case against forme

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May 19, 2011
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Colombia: Former Intelligence Official Charged with Assassination of Leftist Senator

By Tom Peters Colombia Reports | May 11, 2011 Accused: Jose Miguel Narvaez A former deputy director of Colombia's intelligence agency DAS ordered th

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May 12, 2011
2 mins

Unions to Colombia: Stop Murdering Labor Activists

" ... Two U.S.-based corporations have been accused of having ties with anti-union 'death squads' - Drummond Coal and Chiquita Brands International (t

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April 6, 2011
2 mins

Colombia: Politicians with Death Squad Ties may have to Compensate Victims

Parapoliticians may have to compensate victims By Marguerite Cawley Colombia Reports | March 22, 2011 A Colombian Congressional committe

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April 1, 2011
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Obama’s DoJ Says Ex-Colombian President Should not Have to Testify about (U.S.-Paid) Death Squads

" ... The families are seeking damages from Alabama-based coal company Drummond for allegedly supporting right-wing death squads. ... " By Pete Yost A

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February 1, 2011
2 mins

Extradition Plea to Israel for Convicted Death Squad Trainer

Morning Star.co.uk | January 28, 2011 Colombia urged Tel Aviv on Thursday to extradite former Israeli army Lieutenant Colonel Yair Klein, who was conv

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December 18, 2010
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Colombia to Press for Extradition of Israeli Merc & Death Squad Trainer

By Adriaan Alsema Colombia Reports | 17 December 2010 . Colombia announces it will ask Israel to extradite Yair Klein, a mercenary convicted by a Colo