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Government promises to increase internet security after cyber-attack on key peace talk negotiator
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Government promises to increase internet security after cyber-attack on key peace talk negotiator

posted by Craig Corbett

The Colombia government has promised to increase internet security measures after it was discovered on Saturday September 27 that hackers infiltrated the email accounts of a key negotiator in the  Full Article »

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Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Illicit drugs
Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Illicit drugs

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s decades-long fight against illicit drugs is to be solved with a two-year voluntary program of crop substitution, according to a preliminary agreement between the government and the FARC released on Wednesday.

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Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Rural reform
Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s peace deals in depth: Rural reform

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group released a draft rural reform on Wednesday that showed the two warring parties have not yet agreed on the specifics of land redistribution or  Full Article »

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Partial Colombia peace deals released to avert ‘opposition rumors’
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Partial Colombia peace deals released to avert ‘opposition rumors’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian government and rebel group FARC released partial deals made as part of ongoing peace talks to tackle “rumors” by opponents of the negotiation “that seek to create distrust,” the government  Full Article »

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Prosecutor General wants FARC members exempted from extradition
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Prosecutor General wants FARC members exempted from extradition

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s Prosecutor General said Wednesday that he supports exempting FARC members from extradition in the event of a peace accord with the government.

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Colombia government, FARC release preliminary peace deals
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia government, FARC release preliminary peace deals

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Wednesday published the partial agreements made during ongoing peace talks.

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Reintegrating FARC fighters will cost Colombia at least $350M
Sep 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Reintegrating FARC fighters will cost Colombia at least $350M

posted by Emil Foget

Demobilizing and reintegrating fighters from Colombian rebel groups FARC and ELN, currently negotiating peace with the government, will cost at least $350 million, according to the director of the country’s reintegration  Full Article »

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The 29th round of Peace Talks begins in Cuba
Sep 23, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

The 29th round of Peace Talks begins in Cuba

posted by Matthew Sterne

After nearly two years of talks between the government and the FARC guerrillas in Havana, Cuba, round 29 starts today, reported EFE on Tuesday.

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France and Germany urge Colombia to begin peace talks with ELN
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

France and Germany urge Colombia to begin peace talks with ELN

posted by Emil Foget

The ambassadors from France and Germany on Monday asked Colombia to move forward with peace talks with the country’s second largest rebel group, the ELN.

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Victims demand more money for Colombia peace plan
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Victims demand more money for Colombia peace plan

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombian victim representatives, lawmakers, NGOS and academics are arguing that more money must be made available for post-conflict peace plans, reported Caracol Radio on Monday.

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