RealNews

More of Colombia’s ‘disappeared’ found

Paramilitary thugs hauled Rafael Barbosa from his mother’s home on a Good Friday, accusing him of making off with bags of cocaine found floating in the Caribbean. Toughs from the same gang “disappeared” his brother Freddy soon after, because he had taken up with one of the gunmen’s sisters. The Barbosas, humble farmers and craftsmen then in their 30s, are among thousands of Colombians who have disappeared in the past decade in a war spearheaded by landowner-backed militias, known as paramilitaries, that boiled over in the countryside even as life got safer for upper-class urbanites. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.