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  • Bogota, Colombia
    Monday Apr 30, 1984

    Colombian conflict

    The Assassination of the Justice Minister

    Bogota, Colombia
    Monday Apr 30, 1984

    Pressure from the U.S. government and critical sectors of Colombian society was met with further violence, as the MedellĂ­n Cartel and its hitmen, bribed or murdered numerous public officials, politicians and others who stood in its way by supporting the implementation of extradition of Colombian nationals to the U.S. Victims of cartel violence included Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, assassinated in 1984, an event which made the Betancur administration begin to directly oppose the drug lords.




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