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FARC confirms ceasefire, army says 5 soldiers killed in last-hour attack
Dec 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC confirms ceasefire, army says 5 soldiers killed in last-hour attack

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s army accused rebel group FARC on Friday of killing five soldiers only hours before the group confirmed a unilateral and indefinite rebel ceasefire starting Saturday.

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Panamerican highway blocked in southwest Colombia after ‘FARC’ attack
Dec 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Panamerican highway blocked in southwest Colombia after ‘FARC’ attack

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Panamerican highway, connecting Colombia’s largest cities to the rest of South America, was partially destroyed on Friday by an explosive allegedly planted by FARC guerrillas.

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FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC on Thursday recognized its responsibility for the 2002 Bojaya massacre in western Colombia and asked forgiveness to the inhabitants of the town and the families of at least 79 locals  Full Article »

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‘ELN rebels’ kidnap west Colombia mayor
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

‘ELN rebels’ kidnap west Colombia mayor

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Alleged rebels from Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, have kidnapped the mayor of a town in the west of the country, local media reported on Thursday.

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Colombia hails US for will to normalize relations with Cuba
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia hails US for will to normalize relations with Cuba

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday joined other Latin American leaders to praise United States President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro for their decision to normalize relations.

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Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that the national government “appreciates” a unilateral ceasefire announced by the FARC, but does not accept the rebels’ condition of international observers to verify the  Full Article »

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FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday declared an indefinite ceasefire, an unprecedented concession to public pressure and opponents to ongoing peace talks with the country’s government.

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Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Tuesday urged the warring parties to agree on a bilateral ceasefire.

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Illegal armed groups recruited more than 100 Colombian child soldiers in 2014
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Illegal armed groups recruited more than 100 Colombian child soldiers in 2014

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Illegal armed groups in Colombia have recruited 119 minors in 2014, the country’s Ombudsman’s Office said on Tuesday.

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Venezuela expands Colombia border closing measures
Dec 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Venezuela expands Colombia border closing measures

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Venezuela on Monday announced to expand the restriction of traffic between Colombia and its neighbor to the east in order to curb contraband and prevent “national security threats.”

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