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Should Colombia’s government start formal talks with ELN?
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Should Colombia’s government start formal talks with ELN?

posted by Robin Llewellyn

A week in which Colombia’s peace talks were suspended might not seem the most opportune time to advocate initiating peace negotiations with Colombia’s second largest guerrilla group, the ELN. But a  Full Article »

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Colombia FM meets with Venezuela’s Maduro to strengthen bilateral ties
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia FM meets with Venezuela’s Maduro to strengthen bilateral ties

posted by Joel Gillin

The Foreign Minister of Colombian met with her Venezuelan counterpart and President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday to discuss border issues and strengthen commercial ties between the South American neighbors, according to government  Full Article »

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‘I hope the impasse will soon be resolved': Santos
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

‘I hope the impasse will soon be resolved': Santos

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday his willingness to resolve the ongoing crisis in peace talks with FARC rebels and return to the negotiation table as soon as it’s possible.

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FARC leader to decide fate of captured Colombia general
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC leader to decide fate of captured Colombia general

posted by Joel Gillin

The decision to release a captured Colombian general will be made by the FARC’s highest commander, the rebel group said at a press conference delivered Wednesday in Havana. 

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Colombia divided over peace talks suspension
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia divided over peace talks suspension

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ decision to suspend peace talks with rebel group FARC over the capture of an army general has provoked strong responses within government. While some urge that  Full Article »

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Colombia peace talks reach 2-year mark amid crisis
Nov 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia peace talks reach 2-year mark amid crisis

posted by Joel Gillin

Peace talks taking place between Colombia’s government and the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group, reached the two-year mark on Wednesday, just days after President Santos suspended the dialogues over  Full Article »

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Colombia’s Ombudsman seeks clarity on general’s capture, urges humanitarian accord
Nov 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s Ombudsman seeks clarity on general’s capture, urges humanitarian accord

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s public advocate has asked for clarity from the FARC and the Colombian armed forces over the capture of a general by the rebel group, urging a humanitarian accord and the continuation of  Full Article »

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FARC confirms capture of Colombia general
Nov 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC confirms capture of Colombia general

posted by Victoria McKenzie

After two days of speculation, the FARC confirmed Tuesday that it is in possession of an army general and two other military personnel captured in western Colombia.

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Red Cross aiding in release of Colombian army general ‘captured by FARC’
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Red Cross aiding in release of Colombian army general ‘captured by FARC’

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The Red Cross confirmed on Monday that it has begun conversations with rebel group FARC in hopes of expediting the release of an army general and two accompanying officials who were captured by alleged guerrillas  Full Article »

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Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos suspends Colombia peace talks after FARC ‘captures general’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, hours after the guerrillas had detained a general in western Colombia.

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