The witness tampering case is one of several investigations involving Uribe currently before the Supreme Court. The politician, who is considered one of the most important political figures in Colombia’s recent history, had also been asked to testify before the high court in connection with three massacres and the death of a rights activist during Colombia's five-decade civil conflict. … [Read more...] about Colombia: High court drops jurisdiction of Álvaro Uribe case
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Colombia has historically been one of the most US-friendly nations in Latin America and has received billions of dollars to curb drug production. The fact cocaine production keeps growing is leading to frustration both in Washington and Bogota, where leaders are impatient to see positive results. … [Read more...] about Colombia wants to resume spraying a toxic chemical to fight cocaine. Critics say it’s too risky
Recruitment by ELN is on the rise and dissidents of the FARC are going back to war, since such groups “don’t see a serious effort by the state to demobilize them,” said Sanchez-Garzoli of WOLA. She also indicated that Duque felt enabled to back such “hardline security measures” due to his close alliance with the Trump administration. (Washington has already earmarked almost $450 million in military aid to Colombia in 2020, despite concerns in Congress about war crimes and other abuses.) … [Read more...] about Are COVID Death Squads Really to Blame for Unprecedented Wave of Colombian Massacres?
Elsewhere in Colombia a combination of IEDs, mortar attacks, and sniper fire have left at least one soldier dead and another six soldiers and police wounded. At the height of the violence, attacks on oil pipelines forced officials to suspend production, and bombings and partisan roadblocks shut down public transport and shipping in many parts of the country. Bogotá was cut off from Medellín after the ELN blew up the highways that connect the nation’s two largest cities. … [Read more...] about Colombia’s Drug-Funded Rebels Are Back in Action Big-Time