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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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