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The Latin American State has Faded Away: Time to Take Paramilitary Groups Seriously

26-01-2016 door Luc Schellekens

On October 2015, The Guardian reported that a Colombian Trade union activist named Gilberto Torres was kidnapped and tortured by a paramilitary group, apparently connected to the security arm of Ocensa: a joint venture company transporting BP’s oil. Torres recalled how he had helped organize a strike in December 2001, in protest at the murder of fellow Trade Union activist Aury Sara. Three months later, he was kidnapped. Torres, now released, said that his lawyers have information that at that time, BP was in charge of security arrangements. Torres claims... » meer lezen

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