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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Colombia's Disappeared

An article in the New York Times from Wednesday the 13th of August details how investigators in Colombia are uncovering hundreds of bodies killed by right-wing paramilitary groups in the 1990's. In "Colombia Unearthing Plight of Its Disappeared" reporter John Forero writes that while some of those responsible are facing charges, many of the masterminds are using the new Justice and Peace Law, which allows them reduced punishment if they disarm. For more information about Colombia's approach to disarming the paramilitaries in the country as well as information about those that have "disappeared" in Colombia please check out this Human Rights Watch article and report.

--Tom Hayes


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