Colombian defence chiefs sacked

Five senior Colombian Armed Forces officials have been sacked following revelations that the country’s top brass were allegedly getting kickbacks from military contracts. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced the reshuffle on Tuesday after an exposê in Semana magazine. Following the publication, Gen. Leonardo Barrero, then-commander of Colombia’s armed forces, gave an impassioned and ill-advised speech calling for his offices to join together "like a mafia" to hunt out...
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