Colombia: A Dirty War Against Paramilitaries?

“In early December, shortly after President Álvaro Uribe confined most of Colombia's paramilitary leadership in a maximum-security prison, an article in El Tiempo, the country's most-circulated newspaper, contended that the paramilitaries had one ‘secret weapon’ left. If they felt they were getting a bad deal out of the negotiation process, they could always reveal the truth about who in Colombia's ‘legitimate’ society – businessmen, landowners, military officers, politicians – had founded, financed and supported them.” Instead, it appears that the paramilitary leaders are now the ones who are threatened, writes Adam Isacson who goes on to list a calendar of developments and disappearances.

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