Legalizing the Illegal: Paramilitarism in Colombia’s ‘Post-Paramilitary’ Era

Citation:

Hristov, Jasmin. 2009. “Legalizing the Illegal: Paramilitarism in Colombia’s ‘Post-Paramilitary’ Era.” NACLA Report on the Americas 42 (4): 12–39.

Author: Jasmin Hristov

Abstract:

Although Colombian president Álvaro Uribe proudly announced in 2006 that the country’s largest illegal paramilitary organization, the AUC, had been completely demobilized, the government’s “peace process” with the AUC was a pure farce. The result of the “demobilization” has been the final, definitive incorporation of paramilitarism into the Colombian state and economy.

Topics: Military Forces & Armed Groups, Paramilitaries, Peace Processes Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Colombia

Year: 2009

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