In 2009, a mass grave, possibly the largest in Latin America, was discovered near La Macarena, Colombia, within sight of a major military base that is also used by U.S. military and civilian defense contractors. The discovery came, according to a report from Justice for Colombia, after residents learned their drinking water was contaminated with liquid seeping from a large number of improperly buried cadavers. Local human rights teams demanded a federal investigation that resulted in a February 2010 report from the Colombian Inspector General’s Office indicating “approximately 2,000” unidentified bodies were in the dump site.
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