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FARC asks for bilateral ceasefire as Santos calls to intensify military offensive
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC asks for bilateral ceasefire as Santos calls to intensify military offensive

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday called to intensify military actions against Colombia’s largest armed group FARC after an attack that killed seven police and wounded five.

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Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The son of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday published a selfie with his father’s predecessor and fiercest political opponent, Senator Alvaro Uribe, in support of a campaign to promote peace  Full Article »

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Victims of Colombia’s armed conflict urge bilateral ceasefire
Sep 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Victims of Colombia’s armed conflict urge bilateral ceasefire

posted by Emil Foget

The group of victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC on Wednesday urged both parties to agree to a bilateral ceasefire.

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2nd group of Colombia conflict victims arrives in Havana to attend peace talks
Sep 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

2nd group of Colombia conflict victims arrives in Havana to attend peace talks

posted by Emil Foget

A second group of 12 victims representatives arrived in Havana on Tuesday to talk with the delegations of rebel group FARC and the Colombian government about the treatment of victims in the event of a  Full Article »

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Colombia media campaign seeks support for unpopular peace talks
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia media campaign seeks support for unpopular peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian corporations joined hands with their mass media and the Catholic Church to promote peace and reconciliation while ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC continue to suffer low approval ratings.

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Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC proposes $11B fund for Colombia conflict victims

posted by Emil Foget

Colombian rebel group FARC proposed on Sunday to create a conflict victim compensation fund consisting of 3% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which translates to $11.3 billion.

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ELN calls for bilateral ceasefire in event of peace talks
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ELN calls for bilateral ceasefire in event of peace talks

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN on Friday called for a bilateral ceasefire, criticizing a current protocol of maintaining offensives during peace talks with the FARC as “contradictory” and “generating confusion.”

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FARC backpedals on statement denying congresswoman as victim
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC backpedals on statement denying congresswoman as victim

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s largest rebel group has publicly rejected a statement it published earlier this week saying that congresswoman Clara Rojas, detained by the FARC for six years, does not have the right to be presented  Full Article »

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Prominent kidnap victim has no right to be labeled victim: FARC
Sep 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Prominent kidnap victim has no right to be labeled victim: FARC

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s largest armed guerrilla group FARC on Tuesday said that Congresswoman Clara Rojas, who was kidnapped by FARC in 2002, can’t be labeled a victim and participate in ongoing peace talks.

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FARC to study transition of military power in rebel-controlled areas
Sep 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC to study transition of military power in rebel-controlled areas

posted by Emil Foget

Colombian rebel group FARC said Tuesday it will begin studying the transition of military power to Colombia’s National Army in rebel-controlled territories in the event of a deal with the government to end 50  Full Article »

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