Tag Archives: Paramilitaries


The roads in Putumayo are lined with abandoned houses. Here is the story of one displacement, from a 2009 interview: My husband was the mayor’s assistant, he was the acting mayor at the time, and he had to leave because … Continue reading

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Special Forces

Developing specialized units was one of the hallmarks of the third phase of Colombian paramilitary groups, as they evolved from the death squad operations of the 1970s and 1980s to private armies. Unlike the death squad operations in other Latin … Continue reading

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