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‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Two former heads of Colombia’s notorious right-wing paramilitary group, the AUC, called on President Juan Manuel Santos to allow them a space at the negotiating table in the ongoing peace  Full Article »

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Colombia marks two-year anniversary of peace talks announcement
Aug 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia marks two-year anniversary of peace talks announcement

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

President Juan Manuel Santos announced peace talks between FARC and the Colombian government exactly two years ago on Wednesday.

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FARC must be recognized as a political party before disarmament: FARC negotiator
Aug 27, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC must be recognized as a political party before disarmament: FARC negotiator

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s largest rebel group will not disarm until it is recognized as a political movement, according to a FARC peace talks negotiator.

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Colombia ‘peace talks hacker’ blows whistle, implicates military and Uribe in spy scandal
Aug 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia ‘peace talks hacker’ blows whistle, implicates military and Uribe in spy scandal

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military, its intelligence agency under former President Alvaro Uribe, and the family of former presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga were all directly involved with illegal spying on the ongoing peace talks,  Full Article »

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Colombia announces 10 member sub-committee to discuss bilateral ceasefire with FARC
Aug 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia announces 10 member sub-committee to discuss bilateral ceasefire with FARC

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s government has announced the names of ten officials who are set to discuss a bilateral ceasefire on Friday with the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, in Havana, Cuba.

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‘Truth can’t be negotiated’ between FARC and Colombia govt: Inspector General to Santos
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘Truth can’t be negotiated’ between FARC and Colombia govt: Inspector General to Santos

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s Inspector General sent a letter to the president on Wednesday criticizing the historical truth commission in Havana, fearing an outcome that will favor the FARC’s version of events.

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Deputy commander of Colombia’s armed forces will lead ceasefire talks
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Deputy commander of Colombia’s armed forces will lead ceasefire talks

posted by Emil Foget

The deputy commander of Colombia’s Armed Forces will head a military commission in charge with negotiating a bilateral ceasefire with the FARC.

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Colombia congresswoman investigated for ‘revictimizing’ conflict victim
Aug 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia congresswoman investigated for ‘revictimizing’ conflict victim

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

A victim of Colombia’s armed conflict is suing a Colombian House representative-elect for defamation, discrimination, and aggravated harassment following slanderous statements made via social media. 

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Colombia to send 4 military officials to negotiate bilateral ceasefire with FARC in Havana
Aug 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia to send 4 military officials to negotiate bilateral ceasefire with FARC in Havana

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s government has chosen four high-ranking military officers to negotiate a bilateral ceasefire with the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, at the peace talks in Havana, Cuba.

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Peace talks resume in Cuba to address victims of Colombia’s armed conflict
Aug 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Peace talks resume in Cuba to address victims of Colombia’s armed conflict

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Peace talks between Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, and the government resumed on Wednesday with victims of the armed conflict at the forefront of discussions.