The Colombian government now has to wait until the final ruling of the Court about the legitimacy of the extradition. ‘Macaco’ is wanted in the US for the production and trafficking of drugs, but in Colombia also is suspected of crimes against humanity.The Uribe administration wants to set an example with the extradition of ‘Macaco’, ensuring that the former paramilitaries cooperate with the Justice Department. According to Bogotá ‘Macaco’s extradition is a direct result of his unwillingness to cooperate.The victims and families of victims of the paramilitary violence, of which ‘Macaco’ is suspected, want the former chief of the Central Bolivar Bloc not only to be trialed for drugs related crimes, but also for the crimes against humanity he is suspected of.The Court will rule within a week, whether the extradition at this point is legitimate. The Colombian government says it has everything set up for an immediate extradition.
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