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New Government of Canada and "Opposition" Cozy with Colombia's New 'Death Squad' President

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Canada Backs Colombia's
Growing Embrace of US Military
by Anthony Fenton
And why might that be?
 
Columbia's new presidente, Juan Manuel Santos

"Canadian mining, oil and gas companies are Colombia's third biggest source of foreign investment, operating almost exclusively in remote zones of the country where armed protection is a precondition to profit."* [Read surrounding context & full story by Arno Kopecky, who notes that he "has a Global Fellowship with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation to investigate Canadian ties with Latin America," at The Tyee].  

In related news, a "Justice for Colombia" delegation, including IMF general secretary Jyrki Raina, visit Colombia to maintain international pressure on newly-elected Colombian government for improved human and trade union rights."
 
[For complete article features, please see original at Web of Democracy here.]

*This investment recently got even bigger, with Talisman's acquisition of BP's Colombian mining assets, in a $1.9 billion deal with Colombia’s state-run Ecopetrol. No stranger to operating in the midst of counterinsurgency wars, Talisman is also active in (still-) occupied Iraq.

 

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