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Former paramilitary leaders apologize to Colombia’s conflict victims
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Former paramilitary leaders apologize to Colombia’s conflict victims

posted by Rebecca Florey

Three former heads of paramilitary organization AUC on Wednesday offered apologies to the victims of hundreds of their crimes.

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Colombia looks at France for ideas on rural development, education and police
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia looks at France for ideas on rural development, education and police

posted by Adriaan Alsema

While in Paris, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that he hopes for French support for plans to introduce a rural military police force and improve education in the  Full Article »

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Demobilizing and reintegrating FARC fighters could cost $1.1B: Colombia’s comptroller
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Demobilizing and reintegrating FARC fighters could cost $1.1B: Colombia’s comptroller

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The cost of an eventual demobilization and reintegration of the FARC will cost Colombian tax payers between $754 million and $1.1 billion, the country’s Comptroller General’s Office said Monday.

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Peace with FARC could harm Colombia’s natural environment: UN
Jan 26, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Peace with FARC could harm Colombia’s natural environment: UN

posted by Piotr Wojciak

A peace deal between the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC could have a detrimental effect on Colombia’s natural environment, the United Nations warned.

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No doubt in Havana, Colombia peace talks referendum is beyond question
Jan 26, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

No doubt in Havana, Colombia peace talks referendum is beyond question

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Both delegations at the ongoing peace talks between Colombia’s government and the rebel group FARC reiterated the importance of a referendum to seal an eventual deal after suggestions this might  Full Article »

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ELN reveals preliminary agenda for peace talks with Colombian government
Jan 20, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

ELN reveals preliminary agenda for peace talks with Colombian government

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The agenda for eventual peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, is long from final, a guerrilla leader said.

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FARC complied with unilateral ceasefire: Colombia’s ombudsman, researchers
Jan 20, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

FARC complied with unilateral ceasefire: Colombia’s ombudsman, researchers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC has lived up to its unilateral ceasefire that came into force on December 20, said both Colombia’s Ombudsman’s Office and a conflict monitoring NGO on Tuesday, exactly one  Full Article »

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Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

FARC needs to do more for bilateral ceasefire: Colombian government

posted by Rebecca Florey

Rebel group FARC needs to take greater actions for peace in order to achieve the de-escalation of violence and bilateral ceasefire, said the head of the government’s negotiating team in  Full Article »

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Colombian NGOs massively express support for bilateral ceasefire
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

Colombian NGOs massively express support for bilateral ceasefire

posted by Rebecca Florey

A group of 260 Colombian NGO’s have announced their support for a bilateral ceasefire amid peace talks between the government and rebel group FARC.

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FARC welcomes government’s intention to seek bilateral ceasefire
Jan 16, 2015 Ξ Comments are off

FARC welcomes government’s intention to seek bilateral ceasefire

posted by Rebecca Florey

Rebel group FARC on Thursday responded positively to President Juan Manuel Santos’ announcement to prioritize a bilateral ceasefire deal.

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