Opinion | Beyond Rotten Apples: The Colombian Military Intelligence Needs to Be Reformed


MIAMI — Illegal surveillance of journalists, judges, human rights activists and politicians from the opposition has re-emerged in Colombia. And Colombians are not the only ones affected.

A forensic report by Colombia’s Office of the Inspector General found photographs and reports on contacts, places of residence, social media activity and the movements of American journalists and dozens of Colombian reporters, including myself, on an intelligence sergeant’s desk. The files also contain information on human rights defenders, politicians from the opposition and the military.

By Daniel Coronell

2020-05-22 05:00:18

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