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24, 2017, that Rendon could be extradited to the United States for allegedly smuggling cocaine into that country between September 2013 and December 2014. Rendon was a member of the Elmer Cardenas Bloc of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) militia federation. The AUC, accused of ...
Unknown assassins have murdered another witness in one of the criminal cases against Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe, local media reported on Sunday. The victim ... The demobilized member of paramilitary group AUC was assassinated in Bello, a city bordering Medellin, over the weekend.

Following a demobilization deal with the government, the top bosses of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia – AUC) were jailed and unexpectedly extradited to the United States in the dead of night, purportedly for continuing to commit crimes. Their deal had also ...
Hundreds rearmed, thousands died and Colombia's national homicide rate shot up as a consequence. ... Unlike the extradition of the AUC chiefs, Monday's arrest of the rebel leader was entirely legal and Santrich's possible extradition will require the green light of both the war crimes tribunal and the ...
El defensor nacional del Pueblo, Carlos Negret, hizo un nuevo llamado al Gobierno Nacional y entidades regionales sobre el miedo en zonas del Cauca porque, de nuevo, hay presencia de grupos de autodefensa como los llamados Gaitanistas de Colombia y de disidencias de las Farc que se disputan ...
They referred to Cruz Rojas as "untiring fighter" when it came to improving the wellbeing of the local community. Mapiripan was previously an area of armed conflict in Colombia. Paramilitary group the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, (AUC) carried out a five-day mass killing in July 1997. Former General ...

They include former members, including ex-leaders, of the paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia; local paramilitary collaborators; and ... In the process, Chiquita helped keep AUC afloat and gave it the means to continue its campaign of violence and its murders of civilians who were ...
Sanchez, who has spent time in the Choco region of Colombia, described how she had observed how one of Colombia's most notorious paramilitary groups of the Uribe years, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC — now-demobilized), evolved from its “pre-incarnations,” through its eventual ...
More than 800 businesses sponsored paramilitary groups that committed tens of thousands of human right violations in Colombia, in most cases ... tens of thousands of civilians, which spurred the United States to declare paramilitary umbrella organization AUC a foreign terrorist organization in 2002.
The former chief commander of the AUC, warlord Salvatore Mancuso, will cooperate with his country's war crimes tribunal to crimes committed during the armed conflict. Mancuso was extradited to the US in 2008 and is serving a 15-year sentence on drug trafficking charges in a prison in Atlanta, Georgia.
The reparation of victims of Colombia's armed conflict has been problematic for years. After the demobilization of paramilitary umbrella organization AUC between 2003 and 2006, paramilitary warlords allegedly surrendered only $1.5 million of the $650 million they vowed to pay. Politicians who used the ...
In 2000, several fighting blocs from the state-backed paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC, descended upon the small farming village of El Salado in a savage scorched earth offensive to “cleanse” the village and surrounding area of rebel collaborators. A calf stands on Capela's ...
In 2007, Chiquita paid a $25 million fine after the U.S. Justice Department found that it had made consistent payments to the FARC as well as other prominent paramilitary groups like the right-winged United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN). Chiquita ...
The ruling was issued by the Antioquia Superior Criminal Court upon confirming sentences handed down to two cattle raisers as the responsible parties behind the 1998 killing of human rights activist Jesus Maria Valle by paramilitary assassins with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), the daily El Tiempo ...
The 'Gulf Clan', as it is called in English, emerged as a crime syndicate after the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) demobilized in 2006. Tumaco has one of the highest homicide rates in the country, 75 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, when the national average is 23. The peace ...
Colombia's national government has exhausted protection measures for demobilized FARC rebels, the country's Interior Minister said Tuesday. ... The process is complicated by violence by the smaller ELN guerrilla group, and dissident groups of former members of the FARC and the AUC paramilitary ...
In 2011, Nelson Vargas Gordillo, a former member of the United Self-Defence Forces of Casanare (AUC), claimed they provided paid protection and also received a monthly stipend in petrol and cash. “We have collaborated,” the paramilitary told a judge. “[Perenco] financed [the AUC]and had a voice and ...

BOGOTA – At least seven people were murdered in a rural area outside Yarumal, a city in Colombia's Antioquia province, where the National Liberation Army ... is involved in drug trafficking, traces its roots to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) militia federation, which demobilized more than 10 years ago.
Veloza was a member of the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) – a paramilitary organisation that operated from 1997 to 2006. According the the AFP news agency, he quit as paramilitary leader in 2004, but returned to the group in 2006 before being arrested in 2007. He was the first AUC chief ...
Veloz, a leader of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia paramilitary group, known as the AUC, had reportedly resigned in 2004, but secretly returned to the group in 2006. The 50-year-old paramilitary chief was later arrested in 2007. AUC is one of many right-wing paramilitary groups accused of ...
When the right-wing army of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia – AUC) demobilized in 2006, there was widespread conflict across the country between its successor groups known as criminal bands, or “bandas criminales” (BACRIM). Yet there has been little ...
... assassinations carried out by the Cali Cartel, the paramilitary groups AUC and AGC, and Medellin's own Oficina of Envigado criminal group.
FARC Denounces Threats against Pacifist Organizations in Colombia ... on behalf of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).
Colombia's government failed to account for an excess of $137 million made by the now-defunct AUC paramilitary organization through mining, ...
But Colombia need not worry—Trump stopped short of designating it ... were the FARC and Colombia's top paramilitary force, the AUC.
On October 2, 2016 in Colombia, a narrow majority of voters [50,21%] ... militias known as the United Self-Defences of Colombia (AUC).
... the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Jorge Salcedo, ... model through the United Auto-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).
... the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Jorge Salcedo, ... model through the United Auto-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).
Colombia's Biggest Organized Crime Group Is Hurting .... their paramilitary predecessors in the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia [AUC].
Violence in Colombia has left devastation and heartbreak for many. ... the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitary and drug ...
The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the .... the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC). ... comparable to those given to the AUC -- a maximum of eight years ...
The former guerrilla later emerged as a member of the Mineros Bloc of the paramilitary umbrella organization AUC, which demobilized in 2006, ...
... is the country's main criminal gang that emerged after the demobilization of the right-wing paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) in 2006.
Crime-Linked Colombia Emerald Barons Face Extradition on US Drug Charges ... the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC), local mafias and drug traffickers, Baquero said.
... within the framework of the peace process between the Government and the paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC).
In Colombia, there are eight major areas of deforestation. Chief among ... The AUC was the largest paramilitary group in Colombia. At first, the ...
Richard was first arrested in late 2006 and released in 2016 after he had neglected to demobilize with the AUC. While in prison, he admitted to ...
Without mercy, coldly, 100 men belonging to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), dressed in National Army uniforms, cut up and ...
The convicted men were members of the AUC unit, the Central Block “Bolivar”. They included Ivan Roberto Duque Gaviria, aka "Ernesto Baez", ...
Colombia Convicts Former Paramilitary Leaders for Hundreds of Crimes ... United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC), Colombian judicial officials announced on September 16.
During the early years of this millennium, Colombia's third-largest ... armed members of the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), or a ...
Colombia's House of Representatives Approves Bill Targeting ... Members of the AUC paramilitary group raise their weapons in this photo ...
The AGC is a heavily armed paramilitary group formed from the officially-defunct paramilitary organization AUC, which formally demobilized between 2003 and 2006.
Giraldo was among 14 former rightwing leaders of the feared United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) who were extradited to the U.S.
Hernan Giraldo Serna once led the "Tayrona Resistance Block," a faction of the now-defunct AUC paramilitary group that was responsible for the murder of hundreds of farmers, leftist organizers and indigenous leaders on Colombia's north coast.
Restrepo took part in the demobilization process of the paramilitary group the AUC which was initiated by former president Alvaro Uribe in 2002, passing off as a leader of the southwestern bloc of the organization.
Giraldo, 68, is one of 14 former leaders of the United Self Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) who were extradited to the United States on drug trafficking charges in 2008 just as they began to confess - as part of a demobilization deal - the human ...
At the height of the conflict during the 1990s and early 2000s, the Colombian political establishment was closely linked to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). The AUC aided the army in fighting FARC and upheld the interests of landowners ...
Restrepo was a renowned drug trafficker who demobilized as a member of the paramilitary counter-insurgency the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC). While some reports list him as a paramilitary leader who ...
Colombia has been wracked by internal conflict for over half a century. The warring factions have included the government through its army; right-wing paramilitary groups, like the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (A.U.C.); and left-wing ...


 

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