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Government promises to increase internet security after cyber-attack on key peace talk negotiator
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Government promises to increase internet security after cyber-attack on key peace talk negotiator

posted by Craig Corbett

The Colombia government has promised to increase internet security measures after it was discovered on Saturday September 27 that hackers infiltrated the email accounts of a key negotiator in the  Full Article »

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September 2014 declared Black month after highest levels of death threats against human rights activists since 2009.
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

September 2014 declared Black month after highest levels of death threats against human rights activists since 2009.

posted by Craig Corbett

More than 150 death threats have been made against human rights activists, journalists and politicians since the start of September, a record since the start of the peace talks between  Full Article »

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Colombia’s teenage pregnancy awareness week
Sep 27, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s teenage pregnancy awareness week

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia on Friday finished up a week for adolescent pregnancy prevention with the aim of reducing pregnancies in teenage girls.

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Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s defense minister called on the country’s congress to continue funding armed forces in spite of ongoing efforts to make peace with the country’s half-a-decade old rebel groups.

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Armed conflict continues to put Colombia’s indigenous communities at risk: Report
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Armed conflict continues to put Colombia’s indigenous communities at risk: Report

posted by Matthew Sterne

Armed conflict and forced displacement persist as threats for Colombia’s indigenous peoples, according to a report by indigenous rights organization ONIC.

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‘Afro-Colombian’ House Representatives ‘misled’ electoral council: Judge
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘Afro-Colombian’ House Representatives ‘misled’ electoral council: Judge

posted by Joel Gillin

A Colombian judge has assessed that two non-black members of Congress elected to represent Afro-Colombians “misled” the National Electoral Council, according to weekly Semana.

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Colombia Senate approves obligatory voting; Peace talks referendum could see premiere
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia Senate approves obligatory voting; Peace talks referendum could see premiere

posted by Joel Gillin

A Senate commission on Thursday approved obligatory voting in Colombia as part of a political reform bill, possibly rolling it out for the referendum to follow any peace accord signed between  Full Article »

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Landslide kills 4 children in central Colombia
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Landslide kills 4 children in central Colombia

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

The bodies of four children were recovered after they had been killed by a landslide in central Colombia.

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Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos promotes Colombia peace talks at UN General Assembly

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s president on Thursday presented the United Nations General Assembly the advances made in peace talks with rebel group FARC, as a bit of good news in a world caught up in  Full Article »

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Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Illicit drugs
Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Illicit drugs

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s decades-long fight against illicit drugs is to be solved with a two-year voluntary program of crop substitution, according to a preliminary agreement between the government and the FARC released on Wednesday.

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