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The victims of Colombia aerial fumigation
Apr 4, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

The victims of Colombia aerial fumigation

posted by Connor Paige

The rural farmers who are negatively impacted by aerial fumigation in Colombia are one of the most overlooked groups affected by the continuing drug conflict in the South American nation.

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Aida Avella
Mar 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Aida Avella

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Aida Avella is a Colombian politician of the leftist Patriotic Union (Union Patriotica – UP) and running mate of Clara Lopez, the presidential candidate for the Democratic Pole.

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Conservative Party (Colombia)
Mar 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Conservative Party (Colombia)

posted by Jenna Hutber

Colombia’s Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano – PC) is traditionally one of the country’s largest political organizations and has dominated Colombian politics since the 19th century.

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Fabian Ramirez
Mar 1, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Fabian Ramirez

posted by Connor Paige

“Fabian Ramirez” is a member of the FARC’s high command, second in command of the group’s Southern Bloc and serving as a negotiator in ongoing peace talks with the government.

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Alejandro Ordoñez
Jan 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Alejandro Ordoñez

posted by Mimi Yagoub

Devout Catholic, anti-abortionist, Inspector General by landslide election and the man behind the political death of almost 800 public officials, Alejandro Ordoñez is a polarizing figure in Colombia. 

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Union Patriotica (Patriotic Union)
Jan 13, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Union Patriotica (Patriotic Union)

posted by Daniel E Freeman

The Union Patriotica or Patriotic Union (UP) is a leftist political party that was co-founded by the guerrilla group, the FARC, in the mid-1980′s and was the victim of systematic disappearances  Full Article »

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Clara Lopez
Sep 30, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Clara Lopez

posted by Daniel E Freeman

Clara Lopez is a Colombian economist and politician who will represent the leftist Polo Democratico party in Colombia’s 2014 presidential elections.

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Radamel Falcao
Mar 27, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Radamel Falcao

posted by Simon Willis

Following a remarkably rich vein of form, Colombia’s Radamel Falcao has been labeled by many experts as the best striker in world soccer in 2013.

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Pablo Catatumbo
Jan 21, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Pablo Catatumbo

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

Pablo Catatumbo, nom-de-guerre of Jorge Torres Victoria, is the commander of the leftist rebel group FARC’s most powerful fighting unit, the Western Bloc and is advisor to the group’s Adan  Full Article »

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Oficina de Envigado
Jan 11, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Oficina de Envigado

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

The Oficina de Envigado was formed in the early 1980’s, when drug lord Pablo Escobar was in need of assassins. An ever increasing string of enemies meant the notorious drug  Full Article »

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