Colombia Refuses to “Look Forward”: Arrest Ordered for Illegal Spying

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Pretty crazy, isn’t it, imagining what it would be like to live in a country with a functioning rule of law … like Colombia?

US Paramilitaries in Colombia: Now Twice as Illegal

By: Friday August 20, 2010 1:45 pm

, I noted that we’re engaging in belligerent activities without apparent legal approval to do so. But that was because this program seemed to use the legal approval to fight al Qaeda to fight other entities, like Latin American leftist terrorist or drug cartels.

Wednesday, the Colombian aspect of our paramilitary activities became even more illegal, because a Colombian court struck down that country’s cooperation agreement with the US because it lacked Congressional approval.

The U.S. Must Not Reward Murder

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 10:42 am

AFL-CIO blog writer James Parks talked with Colombian trade unionists who traveled here last week to urge Congress not to pass the U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement. As James relates below, Colombian trade unionists do not want Congress to reward that nation with a trade deal in a climate of fear and death that they and their union compatriots face daily.

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