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Ex-Paramilitary Leader Killed in Colombia

Gunmen in a coastal Colombian city killed a former right-wing paramilitary leader who objected to the militia’s involvement in drug trafficking, police said Sunday. Carlos Mauricio Garcia, also known as “Rodrigo” or “Double Zero,” was shot in the head five times by assassins as he left a Santa Marta supermarket Friday night, police Col. Oscar Gamboa said. No arrests have been made. In an e-mail to The Associated Press earlier this month, Garcia said drug traffickers within the paramilitary group led by Diego Fernando Murillo wanted him dead. “You can use my name (in the article),” he wrote to the AP. “Because what else can happen to me? Will they want to kill me more times, or with more intensity or with a bigger gun?” Full Story

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