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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 07:56 PM

Mothers of murdered sons fight for justice in Colombia


By Steven Grattan
Bogotá
9 minutes ago



Beatriz Méndez last saw her son and nephew alive in 2004

Beatriz Méndez sifts through heaps of yellowed newspaper clippings in her small home in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.



She collected them over the last 14 years as testament to her fight for justice after her son, Weimar, and her nephew, Edward, were killed.

Ms Méndez last saw them alive on 12 June 2004. The next time she saw them, they were in a morgue.

They were almost unrecognisable, bruised and battered from alleged torture. Both were just 19 years old.

For three days after their disappearance, Ms Méndez and her family searched local police stations and hospitals to no avail. Then came a call from a family member.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52356400

Also posted in Editorials and other articles:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016253505

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:25 PM

1. KNR.. Thank you for posting.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:32 AM

2. The world's in tragic shape when a military can kill civilians at will,

pretend they were "enemies" and bury them just for the hell of it, to make it appear they were in the heat of war with their Colombian brothers and sisters, and to keep the illusion of war going on for the government to keep sucking up billions of foreign aid from the U.S. American taxpayers. Evil from every possible angle.

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