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2009-04-28 15:37:00

LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A wrongful death complaint charges that 73 people were murdered by United Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitaries working as a "local police force" under hire by Dole Food Company in and around the American company's Colombian banana plantations.

2006-08-31 11:00:05

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's U.S.-backed plan to disband right-wing militias has been hit by charges he is too easy on paramilitaries and that drug smugglers are posing as fighters to win short jail terms.

2006-08-16 14:37:53

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian police on Wednesday jailed the country's top right-wing paramilitary commanders two days after President Alvaro Uribe threatened to extradite them if they did not live up to a peace deal.

2006-08-15 19:45:59

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's last major paramilitary chief, who spent a decade fighting leftist rebels in the jungle, on Tuesday demobilized his men and handed over his weapons as part of a peace deal with the government.

2006-07-31 12:26:31

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right Colombian militia members who demobilized after peace talks have formed at least 10 new gangs in the last six months linked to cocaine smuggling and extortion, a government report said.

2006-07-07 19:42:43

By Manuela Badawy BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian police on Friday launched a program to monitor rebels and paramilitaries demobilized since 2003 in an effort to allay criticism of the government's disarmament campaign.

2006-05-21 19:49:19

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian paramilitary militias have agreed to respect the peace process despite a court decision they said could derail attempts to end the country's four-decade-old conflict, a government minister said on Sunday.

2006-05-19 14:23:11

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Leaders of Colombia's illegal right-wing paramilitaries said on Friday peace talks with the government have been derailed by a court decision saying some of them must serve full prison terms.

2006-04-12 18:29:00

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Colombia's second-largest rebel group believes a peace accord with President Alvaro Uribe is possible and would discuss an arms handover as part of broader negotiations, a commander said on Wednesday.

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