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7 suspects arrested in ‘ELN-funded’ Bogota bombings probe
Mar 31, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

7 suspects arrested in ‘ELN-funded’ Bogota bombings probe

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s police on Tuesday announced it has arrested seven men believed to be responsible for a recent series of ELN-supported bomb attacks in the capital Bogota.

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Colombia’s conservative opposition urges immediate detention of FARC fighters
Mar 31, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia’s conservative opposition urges immediate detention of FARC fighters

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Members of rebel group FARC, currently negotiating peace with Colombia’s government, should be detained for the duration of peace talks to prevent the guerrillas from carrying out violent or criminal activity,  Full Article »

Sports

Falcao ties Colombia goals record in 3-1 win over Kuwait
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Falcao ties Colombia goals record in 3-1 win over Kuwait

posted by Talor Gruenwald

Star striker Radamel Falcao tied Colombia’s international goals record Monday after a penalty kick against Kuwait that was beaten 3-1 by the South Americans in a friendly match.

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Colombia court orders government to regulate euthanasia, 18 years after decriminalization
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Colombia court orders government to regulate euthanasia, 18 years after decriminalization

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s constitutional Court on Monday ordered the country’s government and Congress to come up with legislation to regulate euthanasia, which — 18 years after it ruled the practice was legal — has still  Full Article »

Culture

Aniceto Molina, Colombia’s ‘Ambassador of Cumbia’, dies at 76
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Aniceto Molina, Colombia’s ‘Ambassador of Cumbia’, dies at 76

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Aniceto Molina, the composer of some of Colombia’s most iconic cumbias, died in a hospital in Texas on Monday.

Peace talks

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in  Full Article »

Sports

Falcao’s position in Colombia national team unchallenged: Pekerman
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Falcao’s position in Colombia national team unchallenged: Pekerman

posted by Talor Gruenwald

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao’s lackluster season with Manchester United is no reason to question his position within the South American national team, the coach said Sunday.

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Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds
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Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

posted by Talor Gruenwald

A battalion of the Colombian military responsible for protecting petroleum-related infrastructure projects is suspected of embezzling $775,000 from oil companies’ security funds, local media reported on Monday.

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Army seizes ‘biggest ever’ ELN projectiles cache in northeast Colombia
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Army seizes ‘biggest ever’ ELN projectiles cache in northeast Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian army said on Sunday that it had seized the biggest ever collection of home-made mortars belonging to rebel group ELN.

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Colombia court orders govt to attend neo-paramilitary victims
Mar 28, 2015 Ξ 1 comment

Colombia court orders govt to attend neo-paramilitary victims

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Thousands of victims of Colombia’s armed conflict now have access to legal justice through a ruling of the Constitutional Court processed days before the unwrapping of the body’s corruption scandal.

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