During an annual Lutheran World Federation Council meeting June 15-20 in Bogota, Colombia, several speakers criticized the state's role in the longtime conflict between the military, paramilitary and guerilla groups.
Sociologist Diego Perez Guzman said that in recent years many international corporations have imposed their will without the thought of human rights. "They pay guerillas, the military or the paramilitary to assert their interests," Guzman said. "That is the new economic war in Colombia."
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