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Shake-Up in Colombia’s Security Forces

In the biggest shake-up in years of the security forces, Colombia’s police chief and the head of police intelligence were forced to retire as the government alleged that police illegally tapped calls of opposition political figures, journalists and members of the government for the past two years. The scandal multiplied U.S.-ally President Alvaro Uribe’s woes on a day judicial authorities also ordered the arrest of 20 politicians and business leaders, including five congressmen, on criminal conspiracy charges for signing a 2001 pact with illegal right-wing militias. Full Story

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