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The Quest for the ‘Right to Truth’ in Colombia

‘Colombia presents the worst human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere’.  So said the principal specialist on Colombia for the non-profit group Human Rights Watch, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, to the United States Congress, on 23 April 2007.  You can read the full testimony here.

Colombia has the highest level of impunity in journalists’ crimes in Latin America, according to CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index, which calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of a country’s population. Continue reading ‘The Quest for the ‘Right to Truth’ in Colombia’


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