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1985 Palace of Justice siege
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

1985 Palace of Justice siege

posted by Joel Gillin

The Palace of Justice siege refers to the 1985 occupation of Colombia’s Supreme Court building by M-19 guerrillas, and the subsequent violent military retake that cost the lives of at least a 100 people,  Full Article »

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Colombia peace talks
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian government has been engaged in peace talks with the country’s largest rebel group, FARC, since November 19, 2012.

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Alvaro Uribe approval ratings
Oct 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

Alvaro Uribe approval ratings

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The approval ratings of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, now a senator for Democratic Center, have dropped significantly since he left office in August 2010.

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Jun 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Organizational chart of the Colombian judicial branch

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s judicial branch is divided into several sub-branches dealing with both criminal and administrative cases. The courts are either of national, regional or local character.

Economy

Banco de la Republica: Colombia’s Central Bank
Jun 6, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Banco de la Republica: Colombia’s Central Bank

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

Banco de la Republica, the central bank of Colombia, is one of the most important economic institutions in the country. It is responsible for promoting the stability and effective working  Full Article »

Fact sheets

May 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Urabeños areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Urabeños are Colombia’s largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization. Following its foundation as an emergent group from the paramilitary AUC umbrella organization around 2005, the group has taken  Full Article »

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Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC command structure

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, has both a political and military line of command.

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Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ELN areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The ELN, Colombia’s second largest rebel group has influence in only small, mostly rural parts of the country and in public universities in large cities. The group’s primary stronghold is  Full Article »

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Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The FARC, Colombia’s largest and longest living rebel group, operates throughout the country, primarily in the states bordering neighboring countries Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela.

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