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Washington Post´s 2nd chapter of “All the President`s men”, this time in Colombia.

 

The Washington Post revealed alleged misuse of U.S. counterinsurgence funds in Colombia, implicating former President Alvaro Uribe.

The long term U.S.-funded counterinsurgency campaign against the narco guerrilla FARC are viewed as so successful that it has become a model for strategy in Mexico, Afghanistan and other countries.But The Washington Post on Sunday publish alleged revelations about what happened during the two terms of the former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the United States counterinsurgency military aid.

According to the newspaper´s report “American cash, equipment and training, supplied to elite units of the Colombian intelligence service over the past decade to help smash cocaine-trafficking rings, were used to carry out spying operations and smear campaigns against Colombian Supreme Court justices, Uribe’s political opponents and civil society groups”.

These accusations of the U.S. newspaper is based “according to law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Post and interviews with prosecutors and former Colombian intelligence officials.”

The revelations are part of a widening investigation by the Colombian attorney general’s office against the Department of Administrative Security, or DAS (colombian intelligence agency). Six former high-ranking intelligence officials have confessed…READ MORE HERE.