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Prosecution Gaffe Absolves Colombia Paramilitary of Drug Trafficking

Prosecution Gaffe Absolves Colombia Paramilitary of Drug Trafficking

The Colombian Supreme Court has absolved a former paramilitary leader of drug trafficking charges, reigniting doubts about the country's willingness and ability to administer justice to its most renowned war criminals.

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The United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC) was a coalition of right-wing death squads that used the conflict to camouflage their illicit economic activities. These included drug trafficking, displacement, kidnapping, and extortion. The AUC once operated in two-thirds of the country with approximately 30,000 soldiers.

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Surprisingly Light Sentence for Colombia Paramilitary Chief

Surprisingly Light Sentence for Colombia Paramilitary Chief

One of Colombia's most notorious paramilitary warlords, "Jorge 40," could be free from prison in the United States in just five years following the conclusion of a strange judicial episode...

Prosecution Gaffe Absolves Colombia Paramilitary of Drug Trafficking

Prosecution Gaffe Absolves Colombia Paramilitary of Drug Trafficking

The Colombian Supreme Court has absolved a former paramilitary leader of drug trafficking charges, reigniting doubts about the country's willingness and ability to administer justice to its most renowned war...

Colombia Paramilitary Leader 'El Aleman' Released From Prison

Colombia Paramilitary Leader 'El Aleman' Released From Prison

A former Colombian paramilitary leader with extensive links to organized crime has been released from prison, which may have significant consequences for Colombia's underworld and the country's largest drug trafficking...