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Judi Lynn

(161,408 posts)
Mon Aug 27, 2018, 01:06 AM Aug 2018

Private sector behind mass killing of Colombia's social leaders: prosecution

Source: Colombia Reports


by Adriaan Alsema August 26, 2018

Colombia’s private sector is using death squads to assassinate social leaders who seek the return of stolen land, according to the country’s prosecution.

Authorities have long claimed that drug traffickers and ELN guerrillas were behind the killings, but top officials told President Ivan Duque on Thursday that businessmen are behind many of the killings to prevent the restitution of land they stole during the war.


According to Deputy Prosecutor General Maria Paulina Riveros, the private sector’s ties to organized crime and paramilitary groups are particularly problematic in the Antioquia province and the Uraba region.

At least 39 palm oil companies have been convicted for using paramilitary death squads to steal land between 1997 and 2005 in the Uraba region alone, Rivera said. Her office is also investigating ranchers.

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/private-sector-behind-mass-killing-of-social-leaders-prosecution/

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Private sector behind mass killing of Colombia's social leaders: prosecution (Original Post) Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
Yeah, corporations are very efficient murders of union leaders and others Farmer-Rick Aug 2018 #1
This reminds me of how another country was "won". Our very on USA. McCamy Taylor Aug 2018 #2

Farmer-Rick

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1. Yeah, corporations are very efficient murders of union leaders and others
Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:22 AM
Aug 2018

They are very willing to murder anyone who gets in their way. As long as the society allows it.

McCamy Taylor

(19,240 posts)
2. This reminds me of how another country was "won". Our very on USA.
Mon Aug 27, 2018, 08:18 AM
Aug 2018

We sent out soldiers to kill the natives and take their land.

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