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Open Files – Uribe’s ‘Stable Agricultural Program’; DAS

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As Alvaro Uribe continued to rule Colombia, the scandals multiplied. His Stable Agricultural Income program, supposedly set up to benefit campesinos, resulted in huge subsidies for contributors to his presidential campaign, backers of paramilitarism, beauty queens, large corporations and some of the richest families in Colombia. At the same time, Uribe’s secret political police (DAS), committed State crimes against journalists, activists, trade unionists and anyone who opposed his regime. High level DAS officials were also implicated in drug trafficking and paramilitary activities, teleSUR