Interesting Colombia Coverage in the US Including In-Depth Study of Paramilitaries
News from Colombia |
on: Monday, 29 June 2009
Justice for Colombia highly recommends the July/August issue of the North American Congress on Latin America magazine which looks in detail at the paramilitary phenomenon in Colombia – including how the paramilitaries have infiltrated the Colombian political system, strengthened their economic stranglehold over large swathes of the economy and continued to murder government opponents with impunity. Two recent press articles in the Washington Post and Boston Globe are also both well worth a read, they look at the scandals facing Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe in advance of his first formal meeting with President Barack Obama who has been an outspoken critic of human rights abuses in Colombia.