This is a new animation by Mark Fiore.
Associated Press reports:
With a cast of leering far-right paramilitaries, smiling skeletons climbing from mass graves and a buffoonish George W. Bush, an animated Internet cartoon that criticizes Colombia’s peace process has prompted a rebuke from the nation’s foreign minister.
The two-minute clip playing on the Amnesty International Web site is presented as a mock commercial for a new soap, Colombia Clean.
It’s a sarcastic reference to the Colombian government effort to make peace with illegal paramilitaries, a process that critics say absolves extremist right-wing warlords of savage massacres.
Colombia Clean, the bubbly narrator promises, will wash away “dirty consciences” and “bloodstained histories.”
“We can wallow in the dirt of human rights abuses, but stay spotless with the nonstick blame repellant of Colombia Clean!” a Colombian politician says.
“If you’re a member of a ruthless paramilitary militia, you can come clean,” chimes in an increasingly bloodstained paramilitary commander, “And continue killing!”
Update 22 April 2007: here.
Chiquita and death squads: here.
Colombia: Agrifuels and death squads: here.