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Liberal Party (Colombia)
Nov 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Liberal Party (Colombia)

posted by David Wing

Founded in 1848, Colombia’s Liberal party has been one of the prominent political organizations since the 19th century. It has shared power and conflict with Colombia’s Conservative party for over  Full Article »

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Who is the general who walked straight into FARC hands?
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Who is the general who walked straight into FARC hands?

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia Army General Ruben Dario Alzate was captured by FARC guerrillas on Sunday, after walking straight into a FARC stronghold ignoring all security protocols.

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Salvatore Mancuso
Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments

Salvatore Mancuso

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Salvatore Mancuso is a notorious former Colombian paramilitary leader who was extradited to the U.S on drug smuggling charges in 2008.  

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Ivan Cepeda
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Ivan Cepeda

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Ivan Cepeda is a Colombian senator, victim representative and one of the country’s most influential moral authorities on the left. His almost personal opposition to former President Alvaro Uribe has made him one of  Full Article »

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‘Pastor Alape’ (FARC)
Oct 25, 2014 Ξ Comments

‘Pastor Alape’ (FARC)

posted by Joel Gillin

Felix Antonio Muñoz, a.ka. “Pastor Alape,” is one of seven members of the military command of the FARC, Colombia’s largest guerrilla force which has been engaged in peace talks with the  Full Article »

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Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments

‘Romaña’ (FARC)

posted by Adriaan Alsema

“Romaña” is the nom de guerre of Henry Castellanos, a prominent and feared commander of rebel group FARC and a member of the rebels’ team that is negotiating peace with the  Full Article »

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Luis Carlos Galan
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Luis Carlos Galan

posted by Craig Corbett

Luis Carlos Galan was a Colombian journalist and Liberal politician who ran for president twice. He was defeated in his first attempt in 1982, but was tipped in the polls  Full Article »

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Clara Rojas
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Clara Rojas

posted by Joel Gillin

Congresswoman Clara Rojas is a lawyer and former personal assistant of Ingrid Betancourt, known primarily for being kidnapped and held by the FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, for six years.

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James Rodriguez
Jul 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

James Rodriguez

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez made a huge splash at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The striker is being internationally recognized on a grand scale, in addition to his successes  Full Article »

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Jorge Eliecer Gaitan
Jun 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Jorge Eliecer Gaitan

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Known as one of the most charismatic political leaders in Colombia’s history, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan is regarded as one of the country’s defining historical figures, shaping the nation’s course and its socio-political  Full Article »

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