Empire Files’ Best of 2017 Roundup

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Nearing the end of Season 2, The Empire Files team expresses our deepest gratitude to so many of you who have followed our reports, written feedback, and shared our work. 2017 was no-doubt a watershed chapter in the story of the US Empire, and we are honored to have your support telling the stories that were under-reported and distorted by … Read More

Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela

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Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and mainstream media. While Colombia is home to horrific human rights abuses ranging from the displacement of 6.8 million people to thousand of killings carried out by state agents, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media–all … Read More

America’s 50 Year War in Colombia: Death Squads & Drug Management

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Colombia remains one of the most dangerous countries on earth, where more than 220,000 have been killed and countless displaced over the last 57 years. The human rights abuses in the country are regularly dismissed by the corporate media, which ignores the heavy hand of US Empire. The US began heavily pushing military intervention in Colombia under the Kennedy administration, whose National Security Doctrine aimed to … Read More