Headlines | 11/7/2008 12:00:00 AM
Three Colombian military units “don’t qualify” to receive U.S. help
This measure is related to the grave reports about extra judicial executions, where innocent civilians were presented as subversive fighters killed in combat with the Army. The investigations, even though they have not concluded yet, point towards recruiters who handed over young men from Bogotá and Soacha to military members, so they could be assassinated and then presented as criminals.
Minister of Defense, Juan Manuel Santos, said on Thursday night that ambassador William Brownsfield had confirmed to him that this did not mean that the U.S. would suspend its military help for Colombia, but that those resources would be redirected to other military units.