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Bodyguards Kill Colombian Gang Leader

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombian authorities say the leader of one of the country’s most powerful criminal groups has been shot dead by bodyguards. Officials say Angel de Jesus Pacheco, known as “Sebastian,” was killed Monday in the northwestern province of Antioquia, and that his body was found tied to a tree, showing signs of torture. They say Pacheco […]

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Research Group: Colombian Gangs Eye Bigger Role in Local Elections

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An international research institution says quickly evolving criminal gangs in Colombia are seeking to expand their influence in local elections this October and could reverse a decade-long trend of falling electoral violence. The International Crisis Group issued its assessment in a report Monday. The Brussels-based organization says illegal armed groups seek to consolidate and expand […]

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