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Assassination of emerald baron sparks fear of new ‘green wars’
May 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Assassination of emerald baron sparks fear of new ‘green wars’

posted by Philip Acuña

A prominent emerald magnate was assassinated on Saturday, sparking concerns over the possibility of a new “green war.”

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Emerald magnate accuses other ‘Green War’ families of grenade attack
Nov 13, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Emerald magnate accuses other ‘Green War’ families of grenade attack

posted by Andrew Wight

A mining magnate believes other prominent families in the emerald business are behind the grenade attack launched against him in central Colombia this past weekend, according to a statement he  Full Article »

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Apr 4, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s ‘emerald czar’ Victor Carranza dies

posted by Benjy Hansen-Bundy

Emerald czar Victor Carranza died on Thursday in Bogota from complications resulting from cancer; his death has created a power vacuum in the highly profitable emerald industry. Carranza died at  Full Article »

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Apr 1, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian emerald magnates ask govt to help avert bloodshed

posted by Benjy Hansen-Bundy

As the rapidly declining health of Colombia’s emerald czar forebodes potentially violent territorial disputes, other magnates along with the czar requested an “active presence” from the government to prevent another “Green  Full Article »

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Dec 28, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia emerald czar linked to AUC massacre: Declassified US cables

posted by Rob Edmond

A notorious Colombian emerald dealer is accused of perpetrating a massacre of 12 people in southern Colombia in 1997, local media reported on Thursday. According to a declassified United States  Full Article »

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Dec 23, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia emerald czar ‘big time narco’: Declassified US cables

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Infamous businessman Victor Carranza, known in Colombia as the “Emerald Czar” because of his control over the country’s emerald exploitation, was a “big time narco” and paramilitary leader, according to  Full Article »

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Jun 28, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s ‘emerald tsar’ warns his death could spark war

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

Colombia’s “emerald tsar” Victor Carranza has told news network Al Jazeera that a war over the industry could erupt should he die. Carranza, one of the world’s top traders in  Full Article »

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May 11, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe officials implicated in false demobilization scandal

posted by Christan Leonard

Imprisoned AUC paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso accused former Peace Commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo of involvement in the false demobilization of the AUC and a nonexistent FARC front. In his first  Full Article »

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Feb 23, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian ‘emerald czar’ diagnosed with cancer

posted by Christan Leonard

Colombia’s notorious “emerald czar” Victor Carranza has two types of cancer, the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG) revealed Thursday. “The 76-year-old man has prostate cancer four years in development as well  Full Article »

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Feb 3, 2012 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian ‘emerald czar’ under new investigation for paramilitary funding

posted by Arron Daugherty

Colombia’s Prosecutor General opened a preliminary investigation in to “emerald czar’ Victor Carranza‘s alleged financing of paramilitaries, reported local media Friday. Carranza, Colombia’s most prominent emerald trader, spent almost four years  Full Article »

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