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Colombian President Denies Ties to Paramilitary Groups

Date: April 20, 2007
Author: Juan Forero
QUOTE: But the scandal has raised allegations that dogged Uribe when he ran for president -- that he had ties with paramilitary organizations during his years as senator and governor of Antioquia, the country's industrial hub. Those groups, formed by landowners and funded by drug traffickers, eroded support for guerrillas by killing thousands of peasants and leftist politicians in a dirty war that has lasted a generation.

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