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A Hidden Agenda: John McCain and the IRI - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, taxpayers, death squads, coups, rigged elections )

- 3648 days ago - corrupt opposition leaders and providing funds to groups that effectively undermine often democratically-elected officials...conducts [secret] polls in high-stakes skew results...funded by taxpayers...[continues thru Dem regimes
Leaked U.S. Military Manual: How to Train Death Squads & Quash Revolutions From San Salvador to Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war crimes, death squads, U.S. special forces, cia, thugs )

- 3655 days ago -
Leaked 219 page U.S. counterinsurgency training manual offers helpful advice on how to run death squads, censor the press, ban unions, conceal breaches of the Geneva Convention, and other war crime activities.
Colombia Union Members Still Targeted
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, Plan Colombia, free trade, war on drugs, death squads )

- 3727 days ago -
"It tries to stigmatize us, it tries to paint us as rebels, and that's when the right-wing death squads try to kill us," said...Colombia's largest trade union federation. "These death squads still work with parts of the military and police to kill trade u
Narco News: Victory (for Now) for Protesting Coca Farmers in Colombia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war on peasants, death squads, blaming FARC )

- 3756 days ago -
Their occupation of four large towns showed that Colombia's much-demonized producers of the raw material for cocaine are willing to move to alternative, legal crops - if the government will treat them as partners rather than enemies.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, colombia, death squads )

- 3757 days ago -
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.
With US Assistance, Colombian Troops Attack and Kill 20 FARC Rebels Inside Ecuador
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Colombia, death squads )

- 3760 days ago -
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
Colombian President Uribe Confirms U.S. Unions' Fears
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colombia, unions, death squads )

- 3776 days ago -
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 )

- 3777 days ago -
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 )

- 3778 days ago -
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 )

- 3801 days ago -
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.
Congressman William Delahunt to Investigate U.S. Corporations' Support for Colombian Paramilitaries
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporations, Colombia, death squads, corruption )

- 3805 days ago - one in the justice department or the press seemed concerned that thousands of weapons for the AUC had entered Colombia through Chiquita's private ports.
"Operation Condor" Was No Mystery to Washington
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, death squads )

- 3813 days ago -
The path followed by Shlaudeman's career is particularly interesting. He was U.S. State Department Deputy Chief of Mission in Chile from 1969 to 1973, during which time the coup d'etat that overthrew socialist president Salvador Allende (1970-1973), usher
Ten Years After the Massacre at Acteal, the Commerical Media, Governments and Academia Try to Avert the Responsibility of the St
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Plan Mexico, indigenous, death squads, Zapatista )

- 3832 days ago -
the outcome of this massacre, orchestrated by paramilitary groups, ended with the murder of 50 human beings: 9 girls, 6 boys, 21 women, five of which were pregnant, 9 men, most of them mol (elders). This tragic event also left 50 orphaned children. Four w
YouTube - Twelve Days (Close the School of the Americas Down)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: death squads, human rights )

- 3833 days ago -
Song to promote the rally to close down the School of the Americas military training facility. January in Los Angeles. Wherever you are, you can help! Stop training killers! Excellent video!
BBC NEWS | Americas | Italy Seeks Condor Plot Suspects
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: death squads, human rights )

- 3833 days ago -
Under Operation Condor, six governments worked together from the 1970s to hunt down and kill left-wing opponents.

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