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- Campesinos Murdered by Colombian
- Weekly News Upate on the Americas, 29 January
1995. Paramilitaries acting independently to repress the
- Violence in Colombia
- By Carrigan, NACLA Report on the Americas,
March/April 1995. Decade long systematic assassination of
progressive politicians, unionists and UP party members by
alliance of army and large landowners.
- The Present Crisis in Colombia
- From the Colombia Support Network, 31 August
1995. Corruption of President Samper's government,
judicial treatment of Cali drug cartel, and US
- Stop the genocide in Colombia!
- People's Weekly World, 2 September
1995. Brief example of effort to eliminate political
- High Colombian Human Rights Official Forced
to Resign and go into Exile as Military Toughens Stance in
Opposition to Human Rights
- From Colombia Support Network, 4 September 1995. Murder of
Nydia Erika Bautista, a guerrilla group member, in 1987, by
General Alvaro Velandia Hurtado, and the suppression of
human rights concerns.
- At Least 20 Killed As Colombian Rebels Battle
- By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press. 3 February
1997. Columbian army may have overrun a Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia (FARC) base.
- Right-wing terror increases
- Workers World, 22 May 1997. Paramilitary
death squads working for military and landowners take
revenge for worker-peasant uprising of September 1996, led
by FARC and ELN.
- Mapiripan: A Shortcut To Hell
- By María Cristina Caballero, originally in CAMBIO16,
July 28/November 3, 1997. A paramilitary incursion from July
14 to 20 by private armed groups that combat guerrilla
forces made Mapiripan in the Colombia Plains Region into a
mere ghost town (68 Kb).
- Introduction by Ralph McGee to a Washington Post
article of 29 August 1999.
- General strike shakes up U.S.-backed
- By Monica Somocurcio, Workers World 16
September 1999. A massive general strike ended September 2
after two days, which was called by Colombia's labor
unions in conjunction with unorganized workers, peasant,
grass-roots, student and community organizations, which
demanded an end to President Andres Pastrana's economic
policies of austerity and privatizations.
- Behind Colombia's general strike
- By Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly, 22
September 1999. Colombia's workers, unemployed,
peasants, shantytown dwellers and Indian minorities launch a
national stoppage against the economic austerity plans of
the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Conservative
government of President Andres Pastrana.