In August last year, the army attacked a FARC base in southern Guaviare
province and found the car from which Muramatsu was kidnapped as well as his belongings.
In recent years, coca cultivation has dramatically increased, as aerial eradication--without accompanying alternative development programs--shifted production from Guaviare
province in south central Colombia to the Putumayo region along the Ecuadorian border.
The Colombian federal prosecutor's office reports that on July 12, 1997, 15 of Castano's paramilitaries were allowed to land in San Jose del Guaviare
en route to Mapiripan (Gomez, 2000).
According to OPIAC's Juaibioy, those companies are already in Guaviare
, and are looking at invading Caqueta and Amazona.
When asked about the program, Henderson responds, "You're getting into an area I wouldn't want to see in print." DynCorp personnel at the San Jose del Guaviare
military base in southern Colombia told Robberson they were under strict orders not to speak with the press.
They live between the Inirida and Guaviare
rivers in the Department of Guaviare
Where the FARC is stronger (Caquet(, Guaviare
, Meta, and Putumayo), the cartels pay taxes and protection money.