Tag Archives: Colombia

On This Day — Colombia Palace of Justice Under Siege (November 6 1985) [2019]

“Colombia has moved on… Colombia has forgotten the Palace of Justice siege.” Ana Carrigan — “The Palace of Justice: A Colombian Tragedy” November 6 2019 — The Palace of Justice siege (Toma del Palacio de Justicia in Spanish) was a … Continue reading

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On This Day — El Aro Massacre (Colombia – October 22 1997) [2019]

“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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20 Years Ago — Colombian Peace Activist Jaime Garzón Murdered in Bogotá [August 13 1999]

“Uribe was considered untouchable and all-powerful until yesterday. This marks a very important precedent.” Colombian lawmaker Ivan Cepeda (July 25 2018) “Álvaro Uribe is a very dangerous individual.” Jaime Garzon “Lo que nos enseñan a los colombianos no tiene nada … Continue reading

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The Real CIA NARCOS Story Netflix Ignored [2019]

“The old conventional wisdom of this being a conspiracy theory survived even if the evidence is now incontrovertible. So even NARCOS wants to avoid the issue and pretends it did not happen.” Journalist Robert Parry (June 24, 1949 – January 27, … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The long history of CIA involvement in the international narcotics trade — [Documentary]

“US officials in Central America failed to address this drug issue for fear of jeopardising the war efforts against Nicaragua … and senior US policymakers were not immune to the idea that drug money was a perfect solution to the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The New Chiquita Papers : “Records Identify Banana Executives who Bankrolled Terror in Colombia”

“Even after outside attorneys warned in February 2003 that it must stop payments to the outlaw paramilitary organization, Chiquita continued to pay the AUC for another 16 months. Until that point, Chiquita’s strategy, set forth by senior executives in Cincinnati, … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Juan Pablo Escobar: “My Father Worked for the CIA.”

“My father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.” Juan Pablo Escobar “What we’ve learned is that if you look at history what happened with the Medellin Cartel after we took them … Continue reading

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Colombia — UNODC Report 2018 : Cocaine Production Hits New Record // UPDATE — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo : “U.S. Deeply Concerned”

“There are troubling early signs that cocaine availability is on the rise in the US for the first time in nearly a decade.” US State Department — February 2017 “The old conventional wisdom of this being a conspiracy theory survived … Continue reading

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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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