Underreported: U.S. Extradites Colombian Paramilitaries and Seals their Case Records

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Since 2006, the United States has extradited more than a dozen Colombian paramilitaries, only to seal the records of their court cases. On this week’s Underreported, Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados of PBS’s Wide Angle series, explain how they discovered that the cases, and what the use of judicial secrecy here in the U.S. means for their Colombian victims seeking justice.


Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados

Comments [2]


Was this group linked at all to the School of the Americas? The school in the U.S. that helped train some paramilitaries.

Sep. 30 2010 01:54 PM
Henry Escobar from Elizabeth NJ

Should we be surprised?
I mean, who trained them in The School of Las Americas in Atlanta Georgia?

Who has given them, from their weapons
to the shoe laces -free of charge- for over 50 yrs.?

I wonder why their crimes make FARC look like Disney Land? u_u

For those who don't know, paramilitaries are nothing else than Colombia's oligarchy's bodyguards (which is to say, the bodyguards of the state of Colombia). Plain and simple.

And for who do the oligarchy of ANY country, work for, specially in latin-américa? Just ask a honduran... You guessed right: the state who is currently SEALING their murder cases...
Mass murder cases (if we see the recent discovery of 2000+ bodies discover in La Macarena -just behind a military base-)

But immigration from latin-américa is NOT a direct result of this... Oh no!

Let's support Arizona's laws instead. =]

Sep. 30 2010 12:29 PM

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