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Cocaine production stagnated in Colombia, dropped in Peru
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Cocaine production stagnated in Colombia, dropped in Peru

posted by Rebecca Florey

While coca cultivation in Colombia stagnated, the production of the plant used to produce cocaine dropped to such an extent in Peru that the country is close to losing #1 status,  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe
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Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

President Juan Manuel Santos is putting Colombia’s armed forces on the same level as terrorists by allowing the military to negotiate a bilateral ceasefire with rebel group FARC, former President  Full Article »

Culture

ChocQuibTown premieres track from new album
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ChocQuibTown premieres track from new album

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Afro-Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown have released the first single from their new album, “El Mismo.”

Peace talks

FARC stands isolated in rejection of possible prison sentences
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FARC stands isolated in rejection of possible prison sentences

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian rebel group FARC has found no support for their persistence in rejecting possible prison sentences for guerrillas in the event a peace deal ends their 50-year war against the  Full Article »

Economy

Colombia’s Ecopetrol profit down 42.7% in 2014 on lower oil prices
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Colombia’s Ecopetrol profit down 42.7% in 2014 on lower oil prices

posted by Reuters

Net profits at Colombia’s state-controlled oil producer Ecopetrol fell 42.7% in 2014 versus the year before, due to lower crude prices and higher costs.

News

Journalist assassinated in west Colombia
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Journalist assassinated in west Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A journalist from the southwest of Colombia has been assassinated, local media reported on Tuesday.

Peace talks

5 more military officials join ceasefire negotiations at Colombia peace talks
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5 more military officials join ceasefire negotiations at Colombia peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Five top Colombian military officials will travel to Cuba on Tuesday to help other senior officials negotiate a truce with the rebel group FARC.

Peace talks

‘Colombia asked US to repatriate prominent FARC leader’
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‘Colombia asked US to repatriate prominent FARC leader’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has asked the United States to repatriate “Simon Trinidad,” a FARC leader who is serving 60 years in a US prison, an adviser to ongoing  Full Article »

News

Mayor of one of Colombia’s poorest towns ‘gives away salary to curb misery’
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Mayor of one of Colombia’s poorest towns ‘gives away salary to curb misery’

posted by Rebecca Florey

A frustrated mayor of one the poorest towns in Colombia has reportedly become tired of begging for a budget from the national government and has taken to giving away his own  Full Article »

News

‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela
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‘No evidence’ of Colombia paramilitary involvement in Venezuela

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s Interior minister on Monday stated that there is “no evidence” that the US government and paramilitaries from Colombia have incited violence in Venezuela.

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