Smoke and Mirrors
Colombia’s demobilization of paramilitary groups

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I. Summary and Recommendations


II. Background: Paramilitary Violence, Wealth, and Power

III. Demobilization Negotiations

IV. Recent Paramilitary Demobilizations

V. The Government’s Record to Date

VI. The Role of the OAS Mission

VII. Future Demobilizations

VIII. Colombia’s Obligations under International Law

IX. Conclusion

X. Acknowledgements

August 2005   Vol. 17, No. 3(B)