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Maria Mercedes Maldonado
Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Maria Mercedes Maldonado

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Acting Bogota Mayor Maria Mercedes Maldonado is a former lawyer and housing secretary under her predecessor, ousted Mayor Gustavo Petro. 

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Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada)
Apr 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada)

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada) is a neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization based in eastern Colombia dedicated to trafficking cocaine to Venezuela.

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Bloque Meta (Meta Bloc)
Apr 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Bloque Meta (Meta Bloc)

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The “Bloque Meta” (Meta Bloc) is a neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization active throughout Colombia’s eastern plains.

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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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