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Open Files – Uribe’s Three Little Eggs

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The “three eggs” were policies touted by former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe as key to the country’s development: democratic security, investor confidence and social cohesion. “Democratic security” brought increased attacks against guerrilla movements, defined as “terrorists”, and a rise in extra-judicial executions known as “false positives.” “Investor confidence” involved opening the doors to foreign investment in mining that has ravaged the country. And “social cohesion” has meant eviction and displacement of peasants, and benefits for paramilitary groups. teleSUR