By Christine Estevez | 08/06/2009 - 16:30
Victor Agosto, a 24-year-old soldier with the III Corps, found himself in military court on Wednesday for disobeying orders that would have sent him to Afghanistan. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and demoted to private. Rather than refusing to go overseas, Agosto just never went to the office that takes care of the deployment paperwork, which the Army only considers a minor offense. If he had directly refused an order to deploy the repercussions would have been much more severe.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2009 - 16:30
The Marxist FARC guerrillas recently admitted that they were behind the massacre of 8 Indians in the Southwest region of Colombia. Government officials and Human rights organizations had accused the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of killing 27 Awa Indians, but details hadn't emerged and members of the Awa community had admitted it was difficult to identify the attackers since the murders occurred at night.