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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 06:25 AM

Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared

Source: Associated Press

Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared

A project is set to remove 31,000 cubic yards of rubble from La Escombrera, a landfill that might contain the remains of 300 people.

Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:00 am
Associated Press |

MEDELLIN, Colombia -- The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. The school day was over and 17-year-old Carol Vanesa was going to meet friends at a metro stop near the sprawling Comuna 13 hillside slum.

Restrepo and her children had fled the violent Medellin neighborhood a few days earlier, right before it was taken over by thousands of Colombian soldiers trying to ferret out leftist rebels. She begged the girl not to risk returning there, but the teen went anyway. Neither she nor her two friends have been seen again and, to this day, nobody knows who is responsible for their disappearance.

Thirteen years later, Restrepo and dozens of others who have missing loved ones are closer than ever to closure thanks to a project to remove 31,000 cubic yards of rubble from La Escombrera, a debris landfill on Medellin's outskirts where the remains of as many as 300 people are believed to have been dumped during one of the darkest chapters of Colombia's long-running civil conflict.

At a ceremony July 27 to remember the missing and kick off the search effort, officials joined more than 100 women who dressed in white and carried black, plastic silhouettes to represent their loved ones. After years of silence on the part of the government and much of society, supporters of the families welcomed the start of the work.

Read more: http://www.thonline.com/news/national_world/article_5ad89165-11d3-5253-92c9-c2d7c92dc8c3.html

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Reply Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2015 OP
cynzke Aug 2015 #1
csziggy Aug 2015 #3
Sunlei Aug 2015 #2
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maindawg Aug 2015 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:05 AM

1. She and the Donald should get MARRIED.

I can see them at the breakfast table in the morning spooning each other Fruitloops!

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Response to cynzke (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:47 AM

3. Did you post this in the wrong thread?

It seems to have nothing to do with the OP.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:14 AM

2. Not even the dumps. the jungle/rock cliffs around all the check points on the rare travel roads.

when I lived in Colombia, when you travel there were remote stops where 2 or 3 men with lot of guns made the decision if your car or truck passed through or not.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 08:47 AM

4. I hope they can get some piece

Whether or not they find any remains.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 09:37 AM

5. This is the war on drugs

 

This is the CIA , and the American war on drugs. Its crazy. All for some fruit company to control Columbia basically. It was a war between the people, and everyone who sought to control the country in the name of American greed. The losers are the population. The natives the people. Who were slaughtered , driven from their homes burned out and attacked by heavily armed American backed CIA and cartel thugs. The American fruit company has this blood on its hands. Along with a few present day billionaires who now control our American government.
Dig them all up. And find out who killed them and why.
When will the slave traders be held accountable ?

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