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Colombia Paramilitary Boss Predicts Bloodshed

The reputed leader of a feared paramilitary army is forecasting an even bloodier chapter in Colombia`s civil war, saying he plans to nearly double his forces in the next year. In a rare interview under the watch of armed guards, Salvatore Mancuso said the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC, has already swelled to 14,000 combatants from just 850 a decade ago. “There are 6,000 men in training at this moment in our centers in all the country,” Mancuso said in the exclusive interview with The Associated Press. “In April, another 6,000 will begin the training course.” Full Story

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