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US Company Accused of Having Union Leaders Killed in Colombia

A former Colombian intelligence officer has claimed that he saw the head of the Colombian branch of a U.S. coal company hand over a suitcase full of cash to pay for the assassinations of two labor leaders, according to a document filed in a U.S. court. The sworn statement by Rafael García was made...[in] a civil suit...alleging the killers were ''acting as employees or agents'' of the Alabama-based Drummond. Drummond has steadfastly denied any involvement in the 2001 murders of Valmore Locarno and Víctor Orcasita...