Category Archives: Colombia

Colombian Government Upset as Top Soldiers Get Recruited to the Middle East

Colombian Government Upset as Top Soldiers Get Recruited to the Middle East Ma. Elena | staff@latinopost.com Jan 04, 2016 06:00 AM EST 401487 02: Colombian soldiers stand guard during President Andres Pastranas visit to the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of … Continue reading

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Private military firms as instruments of U.S. foreign policy the case of Colombia

Private military firms as instruments of U.S. foreign policy the case of Colombia

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Recruiting Mercenaries for Middle East Fuels Rancor in Colombia

Recruiting Mercenaries for Middle East Fuels Rancor in Colombia Matthew Bristow Nafeesa Syeed NafeesaSyeed December 31, 2015 — 12:01 AM EST An army parade in Bogota, Colombia. Photographer: Oscar Sanabria/CON via Getty Images Defense minister says Saudi, U.A.E. won’t discuss … Continue reading

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Recruiting mercenaries for Middle East fuels rancor in Colombia

Recruiting mercenaries for Middle East fuels rancor in Colombia Matthew Bristow, Nafeesa Syeed and BloombergBloomberg BOGOTA _ Colombia’s government is frustrated at having its top soldiers lured to the Middle East as mercenaries for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab … Continue reading

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The United Arab Emirates has deployed a team of Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has deployed a team of Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen Jeremy Bender Dec. 1, 2015, 3:46 PM  Thomson ReutersHouthi militants secure the site of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa See Also The United … Continue reading

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Retired Colombian soldiers in global mercenary forces

Retired Colombian soldiers in global mercenary forces Michelle Begue @mbegue Retired Colombian soldiers in global mercenary forces   December 8, 2015 After 50 years of armed conflict, many say Colombian soldiers are “experts”, especially when it comes to fighting guerrilla … Continue reading

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The effect of ‘secret’ UAE activities in Yemen

The effect of ‘secret’ UAE activities in Yemen Diana Alghoul Monday, 07 December 2015 16:25 File photo of military tank -UAE For the past two months it has been reported by Latin American news sources that there are Columbian troops … Continue reading

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Los mercenarios colombianos que luchan contra el Estado Islámico

Los mercenarios colombianos que luchan contra el Estado Islámico Domingo, Diciembre 6, 2015 | Autor: Redacción de El País   Especial para El País Su nombre de guerra es Fénix. 1,93 metros de estatura, el gesto severo en su rostro, … Continue reading

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The Tip of a Bloody Iceberg: Colombian Mercenaries in Yemen

December 2, 2015 The Tip of a Bloody Iceberg: Colombian Mercenaries in Yemen by W. T. Whitney   Some 800 retired special-forces veterans of the Colombian army will be fighting in Yemen soon as mercenary soldiers. It’s no surprise: Colombia … Continue reading

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Private Military Contractors as a Risk-Transfer Mechanism – The Case of Plan Colombia

Private Military Contractors as a Risk-Transfer Mechanism – The Case of Plan Colombia

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