April 02, 2010 — The mass graves in Colombia raise serious questions for both Colombia and the United States. Why is the United States in Colombia? In addition, United States President Barack Obama and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe agree that the United States will have access to seven military bases in Colombia.
Mass Graves Used to Cover-Up Atrocities in Colombia
The Bodies of the Innocent
By Daniel Kovalik
April 1, 2010
The biggest human rights scandal in years is developing in Colombia, though you wouldn’t notice it from the total lack of media coverage here. A mass grave – one of a number suspected by human rights groups in Colombia – was discovered by accident last year just outside a Colombian Army base in La Macarena, a rural municipality located in the Department of Meta just south of Bogota. The grave was discovered when children drank from a nearby stream and started to become seriously ill. These illnesses were traced to runoff from what was discovered to be a mass grave – a grave marked only with small flags showing the dates between 2002 and 2009 on which the bodies were buried.