Past eventResearch Event

Paramilitarism and Politics

Chatham House, London

Event Documents

Overview

This is a Colombia Study Group meeting.

The speaker analysed the paramilitary-political scandal of 2006/7. He accounted for the nature of the links between paramilitary groups, elected officials and other agents of the state underlying the scandal, assessed its gravity, detailed the contrasting interpretations given it by government and opposition actors within Colombia, and suggested some long-term explanatory structural factors.