Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia


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Noun1.Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groupsAutodefensas Unidas de Colombia - a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members; "the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
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In 1997, paramilitaries consolidated at the national level as the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC, or United Self-Defense of Colombia) under the leadership of Carlos Castano.
8, the attorney general's office reopened the investigation into ties between the former president and the paramilitary Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) while Uribe was governor of the northeastern department of Antioquia (1994-1997).
He is also a former member of a paramilitary group called the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC).
Aa Calvo OspinaeCOs study synthesizes a wealth of testimony, documents, news reports, eye witness accounts and human rights investigations detailing the organic links between the Colombian government (including the Uribe cabinet) over 60 members of ColombiaeCOs congress (allied to Uribe), right-wing governors and mayors and the 30,000 strong death squads, the principle of which was Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia).
Vega said events quite the opposite of the Honduran charges occurred in 2003 and 2004 when Nicaraguan police arrested a member of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group linked to the Colombian army.
El cargamento de 147 toneladas, dirigido a la policia de Panama, termino en manos del grupo paramilitar Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia.
The ex-president is now facing a new scandal linked to drug trafficking and the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) paramilitary groups.