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West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and three lower ranked commanders have been transferred to Cuba where peace talks are held, former President Alvaro Uribe claimed on Tuesday. 

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Santos invites Uribe to talk peace
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace

posted by Samuel Moldovan

In an apparent attempt to ease opposition to ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos invited his bitter rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to sit down with him  Full Article »

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Colombia state committed worse crimes than rebels: FARC
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia state committed worse crimes than rebels: FARC

posted by Emil Foget

Crimes committed by the Colombian state are much worse than those committed by the FARC, according to a rebel commander currently negotiating peace with the government.

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Uribe offered FARC congressional seats
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Uribe offered FARC congressional seats

posted by Emil Foget

Newly published documents prove that former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offered rebel group FARC congressional seats and an exemption from extradition in the event the rebels agreed to make peace with the former  Full Article »

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Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ELN boss says ongoing peace talks are ‘important’, but ‘difficult’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The supreme leader of the ELN on Sunday confirmed informal talks with Colombia’s government are ongoing, but “sometimes difficult” as both parties fail to formalize the talks that were announced  Full Article »

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Key negotiators leave Colombia peace talks: Report
Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Key negotiators leave Colombia peace talks: Report

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and the government negotiator who allegedly brokered ongoing peace talks have left the negotiations table, according to news website Las 2 Orillas. 

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Oct 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ELN says negotiations with Colombia govt show ‘minimal’ progress

posted by Craig Corbett

An ELN commander on Wednesday said that little progress has been made in talks between government authorities and ELN rebels, and that talks are going progressing slowly.

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IMF to study how to finance peace in Colombia
Oct 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

IMF to study how to finance peace in Colombia

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is studying possibilities to finance a peace process in Colombia in the event the country’s government is able to make peace with the country’s largest  Full Article »

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Santos to face lawsuit for authorizing FARC leader’s trips to Cuba
Oct 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos to face lawsuit for authorizing FARC leader’s trips to Cuba

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos Santos is facing legal action for authorizing a trip of FARC leader “Timochenko” to Cuba where the leftist guerrillas are holding peace talks with the government.

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Santos used Uribe mediator to establish peace talks with FARC: Friend
Oct 14, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos used Uribe mediator to establish peace talks with FARC: Friend

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Mediator Henry Acosta was key in starting a peace process with Colombia’s largest rebel group and was used by both former President Alvaro Uribe and President Juan Manuel Santos, a communist  Full Article »

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