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Colombia



  • The U.S. War On Drugs Helped Unleash The Violence In Colombia Today

    by Kyle Longley

    Counternarcotics operations have been a pretext for funding a buildup of the Colombian security forces, allowing a US-friendly rightist government to avoid dealing with the economic and social causes of unrest. 



  • US Cables: Colombia’s Ex-President Suspected Of Militia Ties

    The National Security Archive has publicized documents from the George W. Bush administration which show the US government was well aware of ties between Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and right-wing paramilitary groups that the US had identified as terrorist groups. 



  • Colombia’s conflict spills over to museum of memory

    “What’s at stake is potentially losing the opportunity for the museum to be another instrument through which to build peace in Colombia,” said Rafael Tamayo, an academic who until recently served as the museum’s leader.



  • Banana Officials Accused of Crimes Against Humanity in Colombia

    Banana executives with Chiquita Brands now the subject of a major criminal investigation in Colombia were instrumental in the development and execution of company policies surrounding secret payments to Colombian guerrilla and paramilitary groups



  • Colombia's former president linked to Medellín drug cartel

    A Colombian senator told the U.S. Embassy in 1993 that the founders of the Medellín drug cartel “financed” the election campaign of then-senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez, according to documents posted by the National Security Archive.



  • Ending Colombia’s 100-Year War

    by Greg Grandin

    Peace talks, nudged along by Cuba and the Vatican, might finally bring an end to the hemisphere’s longest-running civil war.