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


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


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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