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Colombian Mass Graves Discovered

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:41 am by HL

Colombian Mass Graves Discovered
Two mass graves, one filled with the bodies of 16 FARC guerrillas and another containing the remains of 17 peasants, were found in Colombia on the property of a deceased right-wing militia leader. The victims are believed to have been killed more than a decade ago.  JCL The BBC: Two mass graves connected to Colombia’s decades-long internal conflict have been found, officials say. They say one grave, containing the bodies of 17 peasants, was discovered in a ranch in the north-west belonging to a late far-right militia leader. The armed forces chief announced the discovery of a second mass grave, which he said held the remains of 16 left-wing Farc guerrillas, in the south. The Farc have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1960s. The peasants’ bodies were found on a ranch that belonged to paramilitary leader Carlos Castano, who was killed in 2004. Read more READ THE WHOLE ITEM

Mass Grave

Two mass graves, one filled with the bodies of 16 FARC guerrillas and another containing the remains of 17 peasants, were found in Colombia on the property of a deceased right-wing militia leader. The victims are believed to have been killed more than a decade ago.? JCL

The BBC:

Two mass graves connected to Colombia’s decades-long internal conflict have been found, officials say.

They say one grave, containing the bodies of 17 peasants, was discovered in a ranch in the north-west belonging to a late far-right militia leader.

The armed forces chief announced the discovery of a second mass grave, which he said held the remains of 16 left-wing Farc guerrillas, in the south.

The Farc have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1960s.

The peasants’ bodies were found on a ranch that belonged to paramilitary leader Carlos Castano, who was killed in 2004.

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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:40 am by HL

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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:39 am by HL

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Number of Americans on food stamps reach record number

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:37 am by HL

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Looking For Answers In Columbine

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:36 am by HL

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Bachmann dodges question about murdered Census worker.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:34 am by HL

Bachmann dodges question about murdered Census worker.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was in St. Louis, MO today for the right-wing How to Take Back America Conference, which features panels such as “How to stop feminist and gay attacks on the military” and “How to recognize living under Nazis & Communists.” The Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel attended the conference and attempted to […]

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was in St. Louis, MO today for the right-wing How to Take Back America Conference, which features panels such as “How to stop feminist and gay attacks on the military” and “How to recognize living under Nazis & Communists.” The Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel attended the conference and attempted to catch up with Bachmann to ask her about the murdered Census worker in Kentucky, but she evaded his question:

After the speech, Bachmann had only a few minutes to sign autographs and collect a stack of CDs and books from fans who’d followed her into the lobby. I caught up to her as she headed outside and asked if she had any response to the murder of a Kentucky census worker, having noticed that the Census, a constant target for Bachmann, did not figure into her speech. Bachmann recoiled a little at the question and turned to enter her limo.

“Thank you so much!” she said.

Over the summer, Bachmann waged a high-profile, wildly-dishonest campaign against the Census, going so far as to claim that the data collected had been used to round up and intern Japanese-Americans in the 1940s.


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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:33 am by HL

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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2009 4:30 am by HL

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