Another MUST READ for anyone interested in U.S. military activity in Latin America. Congratulations to Adriaan Alsema on breaking this story, now making the rounds of the Latin American press, and seriously discomforting the Pentagon,
US soldiers and military contractors sexually abused more than 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, according to a recently released historic document on the country’s conflict. The suspects have allegedly not been prosecuted due to immunity clauses in bilateral agreements.
The 800-page independent historic report was commissioned by the Colombian government and rebel group FARC to establish the causes and violence aggravators of the 50-year-long conflict they are negotiating to end.
The document is to help negotiators determine who is responsible for the 7 million victims or the armed conflict between leftist rebels and the state while they are negotiating peace.
With U.S. military (and paramilitary) personnel here in Mexico (where sexual abuse by our own soldiers is all too common) and more U.S. personnel headed to Peru, people in the United States need to understand that there could, and likely will be, blowback as stories like the Colombian experience become better known.