Talk:Colombian parapolitics scandal

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Name change[edit]

This scandal I predict will continue further than 2007... no need to mention the years.. maybe 2006 -present.. Colombian parapolitical scandal (2006 - present) --((F3rn4nd0 ))(BLA BLA BLA) 05:44, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Articles I've been saving for use here[edit]

I keep loading up my Google Reader with articles for this article and keep not going through them to improve this article. I may soon, but maybe someone can jump in while I dawdle.

Of course there are more out there, but there doesn't seem to be much in the U.S. press still, other than passing mentions in reports of the Bush visit. Hwonder talk contribs 23:56, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

I am editor of, an english speaking website about Colombia and am trying to be on top of the parapolitics scandal. I will freely link to my website if you people don't object. It's one of the only websites in english speaking of the scandal. I also suggest, because of the current amount of suspected senators, to drop the chronology and keep track of the amount of politicians currently involved. I know of one senator actually convicted. I will try to make a list of convictions.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Akwadraa (talkcontribs) 19 april 2008

I made a list in the spanish Wikipedia maybe could be useful for you: es:Anexo:Implicados en el escándalo de la parapolítica, see also the spanish article es:parapolítica. - Chien-A (talk) 03:39, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


Have there been any convictions, and should there be mention of the parapolitics scandal impacting Bush's efforts for Colombia-US free-trade deal? Many, especially on the Democrats' side have come down against the trade deal based on the allegations of Colombia gov's links to paramilitaries. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:01, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


This article uses the word indictment to describe what happened to the accused political figures. Using this term has some communciative value because it quickly allows an audience familiar with US law to understand more or less what is going on. However, I don't think it is the best translation of the Spanish. Chepschep (talk) 01:11, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Changes in the article =[edit]

I think we should make a single article about parapolitics, farcpolitics and yidispolitics. It could be called "Recent Colombian Corruption Scandals". -- (talk) 01:44, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

The article needs to be updated. Please check the spanish version, maybe someone could translate the spanish article es:parapolítica. -Chien-A (talk) 05:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

removing POV tag with no active discussion per Template:POV[edit]

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Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Colombian parapolitics scandal/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

==Assessment== I upgraded this to a "start" rating, as there's significantly more research here thanks to User:F3rn4nd0. I set importance at mid, though it might be of high importance for the project right now due to a.) the fact it's in the international news, and b.) the exposure that it's likely to get from "a" and the commensurate membership it could drive up. Just a thought Hwonder talk contribs 01:30, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Substituted at 01:10, 22 May 2016 (UTC)