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February 21, 2006
It can't happen here

Proof of torture surfaced, and the head of the army resigned in shame.

At least four other offices have already been detained. The President called it "deplorable" and "serious misconduct."

No, not in the USofA. In Columbia Colombia.*

Scandal claims Colombia army head

The head of Colombia's army has quit amid a scandal in which superiors allegedly abused young recruits.

Gen Reinaldo Castellanos resigned after a magazine printed photos of 21 soldiers apparently being tortured at a base in the eastern town of Piedras.

Gen Castellanos had said earlier he was ashamed of the allegations and that those responsible would be punished.

Colombia. Setting an example for the rest of us?


* Cough. I really shouldn't blog in a hurry while I'm at work. I make stupid mistakes. Sorry.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:46 PM



Um, that's a university, not a country. :-)

Posted by: Gary Farber at February 21, 2006 04:27 PM


Color me so embarrassed.

Posted by: Anne at February 21, 2006 10:01 PM

It's a common error. I write the wrong homonym, or the entirely wrong word with the same first letter, all the time. Constantly. And the more tired I am, the more it happens. (Also, the older I get, which is the most alarming part.)

Posted by: Gary Farber at February 22, 2006 08:18 PM