Category Archives: Colombia

On This Day — Pablo Escobar Killed in Medellin (December 2 1993)

“Pablo  committed suicide. He did not get killed. During all the years they went after him, he would say to me every day that if he was really cornered without a way out, he would shoot himself through the ear.” … Continue reading

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Colombia — Corruption Whistleblower Dies From “Heart Attack”

“Pizano drank from a bottle of water on his father’s desk and was dead from cyanide poisoning within minutes.” Colombia’s Attorney General “My father was receiving help from the U.S. because his life was in danger.” Pizano’s daughter November 24 … Continue reading

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Colombia — Happy Women’s Day (Policarpa Salavarrieta : January 6 1795 – Executed November 14 1817)

“I have more than enough courage to suffer this death and a thousand more. Do not forget my example.” Policarpa Salavarrieta — As she turned around to face the Spanish firing squad (November 14 1817) “November 14 will be the Day of … Continue reading

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On This Day — Colombia Palace of Justice Under Siege (November 6 1985)

“Colombia has moved on… Colombia has forgotten the Palace of Justice siege.” Ana Carrigan — “The Palace of Justice: A Colombian Tragedy” The Palace of Justice siege (Toma del Palacio de Justicia in Spanish) was a 1985 attack against the … Continue reading

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On This Day — El Aro Massacre [Colombia – October 22 1997]

“There are repeated accusations that the recordings were made by the British agency MI6, friends of Juan Manuel Santos, in a ruse against me.” Former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe “A cada cerdo le llega su San Martín.” (Every pig will … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The Real Story Behind Netflix’s Narcos

“What we’ve learned is that if you look at history what happened with the Medellin Cartel after we took them down, Cali Cartel got stronger, right? Then we take them down, and North Valle Cartel takes over. We’re taking down … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — 2016 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE JUAN MANUEL SANTOS — Does Anyone Remember “Los Falsos Positivos”?

“Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize.” Thomas Andrew Lehrer — American  satirist “We can call them ‘false positives’ or ‘extrajudicial executions’, but really these were cold-blooded murders. They were meticulously planned and carried … Continue reading

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Colombia — UNODC Report 2018 : Cocaine Production Hits New Record

US REPORT: Colombia’s cocaine production is ‘up’. Really? Continue reading

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Colombia — Police Boss Arrested on 6 Charges Including Criminal Conspiracy

“A cada cerdo le llega su San Martín.” (Every pig will get his St. Martin) BOGOTA, Colombia (September 12 2018) — One of Colombia’s most-decorated police officers has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a criminal ring that illegally … Continue reading

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Colombia — Former Intelligence Director Convicted for Journalist Murder

“Uribe was considered untouchable and all-powerful until yesterday. This marks a very important precedent.” Colombian lawmaker Ivan Cepeda “Álvaro Uribe es peligrosísimo.” “Lo que nos enseñan a los colombianos no tiene nada que ver con las necesidades que tenemos los … Continue reading

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