The contemporary political history of the Republic of Colombia

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Campesinos Murdered by Colombian Paramilitaries
Weekly News Upate on the Americas, 29 January 1995. Paramilitaries acting independently to repress the peasantry.
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 involvement.
Stop the genocide in Colombia!
People's Weekly World, 2 September 1995. Brief example of effort to eliminate political opposition.
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 Army
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).
Colombia's ‘Narcoterrorists’?
Introduction by Ralph McGee to a Washington Post article of 29 August 1999.
General strike shakes up U.S.-backed government
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.