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19 Jan 2008

Translation by The Narcosphere of original article in El Tiempo [Colombia]

Congressman William Delahunt to Investigate U.S. Corporations' Support for Colombian Paramilitaries

Unreported in any U.S.-language media was the meeting between Rep. Delahunt (Democrat of Massachusetts) and a number of jailed former leaders of the recently-demobilized narco-paramilitary army, the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia...Delahunt says he has received new information on the extent to which U.S. corporations supported the AUC...Although he added that he could not reveal the content of the interviews or the companies mentioned by the demobilized paramilitaries, Delahunt warned that “they were very specific and clear on the relationships between themselves and the American companies.” [also refers to Chiquita]

Part of the following timelines

Colombia: Congresista de EE.UU. Delahunt "preocupado" por pagos de empresas estadounidenses a paramilitares

Chiquita lawsuits (re financing paramilitaries in Colombia, filed in the USA by Colombian nationals)