Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

In the two days after Oliver Dodd published this article in the Morning Star newspaper on 4th December, Colombia’s state again sent highly trained commandos into Venezuelan territory as part of two separate covert operations falling under the strategic rubric of “hybrid warfare”, assassinating alias Romaña and alias Paisa, two of the five secretariat members… Read More Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

Exposing Colombia’s dirty counter-insurgency operations

Researcher OLIVER DODD draws on interviews and field work to look at some of the tactics that the Latin American state, with the support and guidance of the US, has used against Marxist rebels in its 50-year civil war IN the late 1990s and early 2000s when Colombia’s civil war existentially threatened capitalist interests in… Read More Exposing Colombia’s dirty counter-insurgency operations

Death squads in Colombia – paid for by big business

Throughout Colombia’s half-century civil war, wealthy social sectors, especially landowners, have sponsored the formation of private armed groups to act as a counter-measure against the labour movement to protect their interests. These paramilitaries have generally employed violence and terror as a conscious weapon against civilians. The objective has been to make workers too afraid to… Read More Death squads in Colombia – paid for by big business