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New Documents Raise Fears of a Return to “False Positive” Killings

Expand Colombia's army commander, General Nicacio Martínez Espinel, left, and Colombia's Defense Minister Guillermo Botero, attend a military ceremony where Martínez was promoted to 4 star General, in Bogotá, Colombia, Friday, June 7, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Fernando Vergara Between 2002 and 2008, army brigades across Colombia systematically murdered civilians to boost body counts in a war against guerrillas. New military policies are providing serious cause for concern that Colombia could see a reappearance of these killings, which came to be known as “false positives.” In May, the New York…

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