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Advisers resign after Santos announces military rep at peace talks will stay in Colombia
Mar 26, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Advisers resign after Santos announces military rep at peace talks will stay in Colombia

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Three advisers of peace commission member General Jorge Enrique Mora resigned on Wednesday in protest of the general’s future absence in Cuba where talks are held with FARC rebels.

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Landmines to be removed near urban centers 1st and remote areas later: FARC
Mar 24, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Landmines to be removed near urban centers 1st and remote areas later: FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, said on Monday that initial landmine removal operations will take place in areas close to towns and villages. Once a bilateral ceasefire is in place,  Full Article »

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At least 54 Colombian girls sexually abused by immune US military: Report
Mar 23, 2015 Ξ 27 comments

At least 54 Colombian girls sexually abused by immune US military: Report

posted by Adriaan Alsema

US soldiers and military contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, according to a recently released historic document on the country’s conflict. The suspects have allegedly not been  Full Article »

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FARC criticizes Colombian government’s moves towards end of conflict
Mar 18, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

FARC criticizes Colombian government’s moves towards end of conflict

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, is unhappy with the decisions of President Juan Manuel Santos to create a advisory committee and halt air strikes against the guerrillas who have been engaged  Full Article »

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Colombia landmine removal pilot to commence in 6 weeks: Govt
Mar 17, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Colombia landmine removal pilot to commence in 6 weeks: Govt

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian government expects to begin a pilot demining project with rebel group FARC within two months, the country’s minister in charge of post-conflict public security said Tuesday.

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Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’
Mar 16, 2015 Ξ 2 comments

Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos slammed down ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s proposal to prolong peace talks between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC, stating that the plea “has no logic.”

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Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC
Mar 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former president Alvaro Uribe on Sunday urged the Colombian government not to rush ongoing peace talks with FARC rebels and avoid harmful agreements with what he considers “a narco-terrorist group.”

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Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts
Mar 12, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is increasingly under pressure to take a productive role in the peace talks with rebel group FARC.

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Is Santos’ suspension of air strikes on the FARC violating Colombia’s Constitution?
Mar 12, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Is Santos’ suspension of air strikes on the FARC violating Colombia’s Constitution?

posted by Rush Dorsett

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos is violating the constitution by suspending air strikes against rebel group FARC, critics of peace talks with the group said. But is he really?

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Ground offensives against FARC to continue despite absence of air support: Minister
Mar 12, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Ground offensives against FARC to continue despite absence of air support: Minister

posted by Adriaan Alsema

In the spite of suspended air strikes, Colombia’s military will use “all available means” to continue fighting the FARC, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said on Wednesday.

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