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Thu May 21, 2020, 04:46 PM

US Congress to be asked to investigate Colombia's military mafia

by Adriaan Alsema May 21, 2020

Colombia’s opposition said Wednesday that it will formally ask the United States’ Congress to look into piling reports of an organized crime dissidence within Colombia’s armed forces.

Opposition Senators Ivan Cepeda, Antonio Sanguino and Gustavo Bolivar said they would inform the US Congress of the reported organized crime and illegal spying activities of this dissidence in a debate with Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo.

Cepeda took claims of weekly Semana that Trujillo tried to block a Supreme Court probe into the reported spying on politicians, the Supreme Court, journalists and NGO’s a step further.

The senator accused the minister of leading a cover-up operation into the reported criminal practices that had already triggered US House Representative Jim McGovern’s urge to cut military aid.


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