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Political-paramilitary links threaten Colombian head of state

A widening scandal in which three federal lawmakers have been jailed for allegedly organizing and benefiting from murderous right-wing militias is now implicating one of President Alvaro Uribe’s closest political allies.

Sen. Alvaro Araujo, brother of Uribe’s foreign minister, acknowledged in a radio interview Friday that he attended a 2004 party at which one of the country’s most feared paramilitary leaders was present. Full Story

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