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Oil unionists report paramilitary death threats (US ally, Colombia)
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Source: Colombia Reports

Oil unionists report paramilitary death threats
Thursday, 01 December 2011 18:11
Toni Peters

Colombian union workers have reported receiving death threats from paramilitaries operating in an oil exploration area.

In an exclusive interview with Colombia Reports, the president of the oil workers union, USO, said workers had received verbal, email and pamphlet threats of death, capture and kidnap.

Rodolfo Vecino said four unidentified persons who said they were from the AUC told leaders of the union in Bogota that he now had a "sentence" and at any moment could be captured or kidnapped.

The union leader said, "They said that this was for our activities in Pacific Rubiales, and that we are an obstacle."

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Colombia's government is the 3rd largest recipient of annual U.S. foreign aid gifts, paid by the taxpayers.
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