Colombia fires head of armed forces amid corruption scandal

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:41 GMT

BOGOTA, Feb 18 (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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