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USA Funds Columbian Death Squads

SOACHA, Colombia: Julian Oviedo, a 19-year-old construction worker in this gritty patchwork of slums, told his mother on March 2 that he was going to talk to a man about a job offer. A day later, Oviedo was shot and killed by army troops about 560 kilometers to the north. He was classified as a subversive and registered as a combat kill.

Colombia's government, the Bush administration's top ally in Latin America, has been buffeted by the disappearance of Oviedo and dozens of other young, impoverished men and women whose cases have come to light. Some were vagrants, some were street vendors or manual laborers. But their fates were often the same: They were catalogued as insurgents or criminal gang members and killed by the armed forces.

Prosecutors and human rights researchers are investigating hundreds of such deaths and disappearances, contending that the Colombian security forces

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Added: Oct-31-2008 
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  • Bloody hell, when are you going to learn how to spell correctly COLOMBIANS, with an O and not an U, because the country is called COLOMBIA, after the first european explorer working for the Spanish crown who set foot on AMERICA and who was called CRISTOBAL COLON!!!

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  • The US has been funding fascist dictatorships and right-wing death squads in latin america for over 60 years....nothing new.

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  • "Colombia's government, the Bush administration's top ally More.. in Latin America, has been buffeted by the disappearance of Oviedo and dozens of other young, impoverished men and women whose cases have come to light. Some were vagrants, some were street vendors or manual laborers. But their fates were often the same: They were catalogued as insurgents or criminal gang members and killed by the armed forces."

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    Well, if you don't know about this, or why it happens, you must not ha More..

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  • Death Squads are expensive. If not the US...then who?

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  • I wonder if that's the kind of civilian security force Obama's wanting

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  • SO they have corrupt officials and its our fault? LMAO so friggin funny

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  • there is some mighty fine chimba in colombia

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  • C'mon man!... Somebody's gotta fund them!... Bullets and bludgeons don't just grow on trees ya know.

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  • What a joke. Someone spends time trying to bring a subject to LL and gets shot up for a misspelled world. It's sad that form over content rules the day. Try to unblock your mind and understand the message someone is trying to convey to you, warts and all. Always being proper doesn't always make you right.

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  • If I remember correctly, Colombian death squads were around long before the US made an agreement with the Colombian government to fund the fight against drugs. They used to go to villages & slaughter orphans, just like Rio. Nothing new, except now that some US funds are aiding Colombian forces it's another opportunity for US bashers to jump on the bandwagon

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