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Kelly Nicholls

Blog Entries by Kelly Nicholls

The Unanswered Questions Surrounding the U.S.-Colombia FTA

(2) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 7:03 PM

As the U.S. government rams the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia forward there are many questions and concerns that are being disregarded. But the impacts will be impossible to ignore.

My colleague and I recently interviewed representatives from different sectors of Colombian society for a short...

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A Mother's Fight for Justice

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 6:16 PM

"I can't bring my son back; he is below the ground now. But I stood at his grave and promised him that I wouldn't stop, even if it cost me my life, until his name was cleared and those that killed him were brought to justice," Flor Hilda Hérnandez said...

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Mass Graves and Alleged Extrajudicial Executions in the Macarena, Colombia

(20) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 4:02 PM

After Everardo Borda was killed by the armed forces on January 16, 2008 his body was allegedly dumped in a clandestine grave site directly beside the military base of the Rapid Deployment Force in the Macarena, Meta in central Colombia. According to the Inspector-General's initial report, there could be up...

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Far Worse Than Watergate: Report Reveals Widening Scandal Regarding Intelligence Agency as New Government Takes Office in Colombia

(7) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 3:53 PM

As Colombians prepare to elect a new president on Sunday, a new report reveals the shocking details of the Colombian intelligence agency's Watergate-like scandal, which went well beyond illegally spying on key players in the country's democracy. The Department of Administrative Security (DAS), Colombia's intelligence agency, actually orchestrated active efforts...

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