Despite the public relations sheen, the poster is from the paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
, not the Colombian Army.
The day before, the former paramilitary and drug-trafficking leader Salvatore Mancuso, in jail in the US, had given a telephone interview with a Colombian radio station in which he said that, through Uribe, he had contacted the Venezuelan opposition who wanted to set up a paramilitary network similar to the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC), which Mancuso set up in Colombia during Uribe's administration, to try to attack and overthrow Chavez militarily (NotiSur, May 25, 2012).
The agency said, "Paramilitarism, represented by the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC), remains a regrettable reality," even though Uribe negotiated a supposed demobilization with them that included reduced sentences or even a pardon for crimes committed.
Luis Alberto Builes, a key figure in the Uribista legislative maneuverings, was sentenced to seven years in prison for his ties to the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC), the paramilitary bands blamed for between 50,000 and 60,000 killings.
In the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC) [the umbrella paramilitary group], we all had to learn how to dismember bodies and many times we had to do it to people who were still alive," said Renteria.
They allegedly signed a 2001 pact with chiefs of the country's main paramilitary umbrella group, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC), wherein they committed to refounding the state and taking control of vast areas of the country.
The investigation began after the police seized a laptop computer belonging to Rodrigo Tovar Pupo, who goes by the alias Jorge 40 and is one of the leaders of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
Government authorities in Colombia have found the corpse of Carlos Castano, founding leader of the ultraright-wing paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC), who has been missing since a shootout on his land in 2004.
Garcia claims that the scam was ordered and financed by Rodrigo Tovar, alias Jorge 40, the head of one of the military wings of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
(AUC)--Colombia's main paramilitary umbrella organization.