Colombia ushers in a new security strategy with defense minister change

Posted on September 2, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics

The rumors that Mr. Rivera was on his way out had been swirling for months, and each time leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) made a bold attack on government forces or neo-paramilitary groups massacred an entire family those rumors grew louder. Amid mounting concern that Colombia was backsliding in security, the pressure for his ouster mounted. Read Article

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