Columbia's Paramilitary Politics
Against The Current vol. 135

Gill, Lesley
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1611

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13422

In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering. His move has provoked an outcry from victims’ and human rights groups, who fear that the extraditions will undercut efforts to hold the paramilitaries accountable for massacres, disappearances, torture, extra-judicial executions, and the displacement of thousands of people in Colombia.

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