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Fingers Point to US-Backed Gov’t in Colombia’s Ninetieth Massacre of the Year
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Fingers Point to US-Backed Gov’t in Colombia’s Ninetieth Massacre of the Year
January 2, 2021

Paramilitary groups continue to hold considerable influence inside the country to this day. The COVID-induced lockdown has made it even easier for the death squads who still terrorize the country to operate freely, knowing precisely where their targets will be and meeting little organized resistance.

Plan Colombia Version 2.0
June 23, 2018

With Duque in power in Bogota, with the extremely pro-Israeli Uribe pulling the puppet strings, Israeli intelligence operations will undoubtedly return to Colombia.

Plan Colombia Version 2.0
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Derailing Peace Deal in Colombia
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Derailing Peace Deal in Colombia
April 3, 2016

A resurgence of drug-connected right-wing terrorism in Colombia has undercut a historic peace deal between the government and the main leftist rebel group, writes Jonathan Marshall.

Washington is Voting for the Candidate of War in Colombia
June 12, 2014

The second round of the presidential elections in Colombia will take place on 15 June. Despite predictions, the first round did not end in favour of current president Juan Manuel Santos, who ceded three percent of the vote to his main rival Oscar Zuluaga… During confidential meetings with representatives of the US Embassy in Bogota, Zuluaga guaranteed the further strengthening of Colombia’s allied relations with America… Zuluaga has assured Washington that he will promote Colombia’s experience of combating populist excesses throughout the region, first and foremost the influence of the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin American countries…

Washington is Voting for the Candidate of War in Colombia
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Truce Talks and US Destabilization Attempts in Columbia
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Truce Talks and US Destabilization Attempts in Columbia
September 23, 2012

Though the raids launched by the Columbian special forces and directed by advisers from the CIA and the Pentagon indeed culminated in the killings of several guerrilla leaders, claims that the strikes left the FARC – Columbia's Revolutionary Armed Forces – demoralized appear to be a gross overstatement… Regardless of multiple tragic experiences, the FARC agreed to a new round of negotiations… The Columbian president explained in an address to the nation that he chose to re-energize the negotiations since now is one of those moments in history when a country leader must take risks to reach out for new solutions to the nation's old problems… How likely is it that the US will tolerate the unfolding peace process? For the Empire, reconciliation in Columbia would come as a strategic defeat…

Colombian guerrillas: capitulation or further fighting?
December 1, 2011

Reprisal against any leftist groups, including guerrillas, has never stopped in Colombia… The current number of FARC and ELN rebels in Colombia stands at about 11,000. Among its major principles the group names the realization of a socialist society, fighting oligarchy and forcing US military bases out of the country…

Colombian guerrillas: capitulation or further fighting?
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