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Colombia fires head of armed forces amid corruption scandal
February 18, 2014 / 5:44 PM / 4 years ago

Colombia fires head of armed forces amid corruption scandal

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has dismissed the head of its armed forces, Leonardo Barrero, days after media allegations surfaced of widespread corruption in military procurement contracts, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Tuesday.

Reporting by Monica Garcia; Writing by Peter Murphy; Editing by James Dalgleish

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