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Source: US Military Special-Ops Team, and Not the Colombian Army, Carried Out Hostage Rescue in Colombia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, covert ops, Colombia )


- 2365 days ago - narconews.com
A U.S. military special-operations unit carried out the recent rescue of three Defense Department contractors being held by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to a source who has first-hand knowledge of the operation.
Hillary Clinton's Endearing Fictions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, lies, deception, dirty tricks, campaign spending, lobbyists, Bosnia, china, Colombia, FEC, campaign 2008 )

Blue
- 2433 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Clinton criticized Obama for ranking McCain No. 3 in a four-person assessment, ahead of Bush. But Clinton herself put McCain No. 2--or maybe even in a tie for No. 1--in her evaluation of the three candidates.
Cocaine Planes Make a "Bogotá Connection"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colombia, CIA drug trafficking, this is your war, this is your war on drugs )


- 2447 days ago - narcosphere.narconews.com
via FAA and other documents obtained by Narco News, both Smith and O'Connor have been connected to yet another jet that has been used by U.S. government agencies (including the DEA, FBI and CIA) to advance covert operations targeting Latin America.
House Democrats to Table Trade Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, government, House Democrats, democrats, Nancy Pelosi, trade agreements, free trade pact, Colombia, Pres. Bush, Colombia Free Trade Agreement )

K. A.
- 2451 days ago - cnn.com
Democrats vote to change rules regarding how they handle free trade agreements. Timeline will be removed from vote on Colombia Free Trade Agreement. House GOP leader says any move to change the rules would be "cheating".
HILLARY CLINTON: I Won't Let Penn Flap Hurt Us
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA< Hillary Clinton, CNN, Obama, Mark Penn, campaign 2008, democratic presidential candiddate, democrats, Colombia, campaign aides )

K. A.
- 2452 days ago - cnn.com:80
Sen. Clinton says the Mark Penn controversy won't damage her campaign. She reiterated her opposition to a free trade agreement with the Colombians. "I dealt with the matter better than Obama did in a similar situation."
What If Ingrid Betancourt Had Been in Ecuador Saturday?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: colombia, propaganda, lies )


- 2481 days ago - narcosphere.narconews.com
Facebook duping millions into blaming FARC ...forgot...11,000 people disappeared, 4 million driven out, 2,500 labor leaders killed, 4,000 Communist leaders killed, genocide of indigenous peoples, and 100+ mass graves due to Colombia's death squads...
Consortiumnews.Com
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, colombia, death squads )


- 2481 days ago - consortiumnews.com
Bush's strategy of countering Venezuela's leftist president Hugo Chavez...has been undercut by fresh evidence of high-level drug corruption and human rights violations implicating [Colombian] President Alvaro Uribe's inner circle.
Questions Surround Bombing Survivor - The Boston Globe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico )


- 2483 days ago - boston.com
"She's a woman with values who fights for social causes and who is unjustly being treated like a criminal," said Dulce Ortega, 24, a sociology student. "There's a lot of us like Lucia in this school."
With US Assistance, Colombian Troops Attack and Kill 20 FARC Rebels Inside Ecuador
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Colombia, death squads )


- 2485 days ago - democracynow.org
the relationship between the Colombian government and paramilitary forces in the country that has been responsible for the vast majority of the displacements, the vast majority of the human rights abuses that have gone in Colombia for the last twenty year
Colombia Assassinates Raul Reyes of FARC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US imperialism, Colombia, Venezuela, Shock Doctrine )


- 2487 days ago - zmag.org
The FARC have been told that if they unilaterally release kidnap victims, the response will be the assassination of their commanders. It would be a major improvement in world affairs....if assassination was not viewed as an acceptable instrument of policy
Colombian President Uribe Confirms U.S. Unions' Fears
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colombia, unions, death squads )


- 2500 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Approximately 2,300 unionists have been killed in Colombia since 1991; 470 since the current president, Alvaro Uribe, took office in 2002. Five have been killed already this year.
Colombian Soldiers Convicted in Massacre of Police
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: colombia, death squads )


- 2501 days ago - rawstory.com
A group of Colombian soldiers were convicted on Monday of killing 10 police on an anti-drugs mission two years ago, a case that highlighted the corrupting power wielded by cocaine smugglers in this Andean country.
Colombian Paramilitaries and the United States: "Unraveling the Pepes Tangled Web"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colombia, USA, war on drugs, death squads, CIA )


- 2502 days ago - gwu.edu
CIA Probed Whether U.S. Intelligence Was Passed to 'Los Pepes' Terror Group....Why, in other words, would the CIA be put in charge of an investigation that so directly implicated the Agency itself?
Medelli­N: The Peace of the Pacifiers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cocaine, Colombia, death squads )


- 2525 days ago - news.nacla.org
In Medelli­n, a "thin citizenship" modeled on an individualistic, U.S.-style consumerism has replaced earlier, more radical demands for collective social rights and citizenship. Vergara's murder symbolizes the transition.
 

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