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US envoy meets FARC peace talks delegates behind closed doors
Mar 1, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

US envoy meets FARC peace talks delegates behind closed doors

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Special Envoy of United States President Barack Obama reportedly met with Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC over the weekend, presumably to discuss pending extradition requests of guerrillas and the  Full Article »

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Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both
Feb 26, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Thursday that he is willing to meet with his successor, President Juan Manuel Santos, if this is bartered by former UN Secretary General  Full Article »

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FARC’s rejection of prison slammed by government and Human Rights Watch
Feb 24, 2015 Ξ 1 comment

FARC’s rejection of prison slammed by government and Human Rights Watch

posted by Rebecca Florey

The FARC’s persistence in rejecting jail time for rebels accused of atrocities has resulted in fierce criticism from both the government and the NGO Human Rights Watch.

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Al Jazeera’s 50-minute documentary on Colombia’s peace talks
Feb 24, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Al Jazeera’s 50-minute documentary on Colombia’s peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Qatar news outlet Al Jazeera released a 50-minute documentary on the ongoing armed conflict and peace talks in Colombia.

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FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator
Feb 23, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator

posted by Rebecca Florey

FARC guerrillas will not go to prison and will not give up their weapons in the event of a peace deal, Ivan Marquez, the rebels’ chief negotiator in Cuba said  Full Article »

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Santos and FARC praise US for appointing envoy to Colombia peace talks
Feb 21, 2015 Ξ 1 comment

Santos and FARC praise US for appointing envoy to Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday praised the United States government for appointing top official Bernie Aronson the North American country’s envoy to peace talks with rebel group FARC.

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Son of peace talks victims representative murdered, 13 more reps receive death threats
Feb 21, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Son of peace talks victims representative murdered, 13 more reps receive death threats

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Unknown assailants have killed the son of one of the victim representatives at peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC. Almost one in four of the representatives have received death  Full Article »

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More than 13,000 Colombians on trial for ties to illegal armed groups
Feb 19, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

More than 13,000 Colombians on trial for ties to illegal armed groups

posted by Rebecca Florey

More than 13,000 cases are currently under way against individuals for allegedly cooperating with paramilitary or guerrilla groups that have been branded terrorist organizations by the government.

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UN, World Bank and Germany step up aid for post-conflict Colombia
Feb 18, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

UN, World Bank and Germany step up aid for post-conflict Colombia

posted by Rebecca Florey

In a step forward in the support for Colombia’s peace process, both the World Bank and Germany have pledged financial aid and legal expertise to support post-conflict and transitional talks between the government  Full Article »

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Transitional justice in Colombia also for military, politicians and businessmen?
Feb 17, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Transitional justice in Colombia also for military, politicians and businessmen?

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria over the weekend proposed to include civilian actors like businessmen and politicians in a transitional justice program in the event the country’s 50-year conflict with rebel  Full Article »

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