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Teenage ‘Sicarios’ : Colombia’s Child Assassins

Image from Colombia Passport.Colombia’s child ‘sicarios’:Playing with guns in real time By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 These are not baby killers, they are babies who kill. CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — Sicarii (Latin plural … finish reading Teenage ‘Sicarios’ : Colombia’s Child Assassins

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Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

Don Mario: Colombian police escort Daniel Rendon Herrera at a Bogota airport after his April 2009 arrest. Photo by William Fernando Martinez / AP.Colombia: Don Mario’s war By his own account, [his] victims number somewhere around 9,000, but hey, who’s … finish reading Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

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Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

And we’re not talking “Tender Loving Care” here. Graffiti image from Parades Que Hablan (Talking Walls).Colombia and the TLC:Jobs, deficits, and keeping ‘free trade’ alive The organizations that stand to benefit the most from this trade agreement — U.S. multinational … finish reading Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary successor groups By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 Part three: Resurgence In my last posting I looked at the demobilization of Colombia’s paramilitary blocs in an agreement with … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

Colombia’s AUC forces. Photo by Eros Hoagland / Eros Hoagland Photography.A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary warlords By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Part two: The AUC CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — In my … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

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Colombia and FARC : Six Long Decades of Fighting for Peace

Andres Pastrana, President of Colombia from 1998-2002, in peace negotiations with FARC leader Manuel Marulanda Velez. Photo from Latin American Studies.A Promise of Peace:Colombia, the guerrillas, and the paracos By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / February 20, 2010 … finish reading Colombia and FARC : Six Long Decades of Fighting for Peace

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Colombia : Uribe’s Murderous Secret Police

Top: Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS) headquarters in Colombia. Photo from El Tiempo. Below, forces of the paramilitary Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) on patrol. Photo from latinamericanstudies.org.Colombia’s DAS:Vicious security octopus acts with impunity By Marion Delgado / The Rag … finish reading Colombia : Uribe’s Murderous Secret Police

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Military Buildup in Colombia : A Rumor of War

Colombian army soldiers shown during training exercises. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.A rumor of war:Shadows of Vietnam in ColombiaBy Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / January 22, 2010 CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — I borrowed the title of this post … finish reading Military Buildup in Colombia : A Rumor of War

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Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

Carmenza Gómez Romero of Soacha, Colombia, shows a picture of her son Victor, one of two sons she has lost in “false positive” operations in the Ocaña area. Photo from El Espectador.Grotesque staged civilian murders:Colombia’s ‘false positive’ operations By Marion … finish reading Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

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Colombia : Pablo Emilio Moncayo: A Pawn in Uribe’s Game

Pablo Emilio Moncayo in 1996, 19 years old.Colombia’s Uribe: Playing politics with Pablo Somewhere in the Amazon jungle tonight, Pablo sleeps chained to a tree stump, his release prevented by the government he served all these long years in order … finish reading Colombia : Pablo Emilio Moncayo: A Pawn in Uribe’s Game

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FARC in Colombia : A History of Armed Resistance

“Por la nueva Colombia, la patria grande y socialismo.”(“For the new Colombia, the greater fatherland, and socialism.”) — FARC motto. Photo from HubPages. Armed struggle for land reform and justice:Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag … finish reading FARC in Colombia : A History of Armed Resistance

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Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

Above, image from Intimidad Violada. Below, capacitor made with coltan.Valuable electronics ore mixes with oilTo produce rumbles of war with Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 26, 2009 WARS. There are so many of them that … finish reading Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

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