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Ex-official's brother concealed union murders [View all]

Ex-official's brother concealed union murders
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:23
Charles Parkinson

The half-brother of Colombia's former Inspector General has admitted to concealing the 2001 murders of two trade unionists by paramilitaries, reported Colombian media Tuesday.

Appearing in front of the Supreme Court, Jaime Blanco Maya conceded that he knew about the planned murders of unionists who were leading action against U.S. energy company Drummond, for which Maya was a contractor.

"I did not kill, but I knew it was going to happen," said Maya, who also admitted to concealing the murders of Valmore Locamo Rodriguez and Victor Hugo Orcasita, carried out by the Northern Bloc of the AUC paramilitary organization.

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The murders brought about several lawsuits against Drummond and hampered the progress of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which only came into force late last year.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/22063-ex-officials-brother-concealed-union-murders.html

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