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‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘We’re victims too’: Colombia’s murderous ex-paramilitary leaders seek representation at peace talks

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Two former heads of Colombia’s notorious right-wing paramilitary group, the AUC, called on President Juan Manuel Santos to allow them a space at the negotiating table in the ongoing peace  Full Article »

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Uribe, Democratic Center consider defamation suit against peace talks hacker
Aug 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe, Democratic Center consider defamation suit against peace talks hacker

posted by Steven Cohen

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced through his lawyer Thursday that he intends to bring a defamation suit againgst the chief suspect in the country’s deepening peace talks hacking scandal.

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Uribe’s brother promises not to leave country amid criminal investigations
Aug 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe’s brother promises not to leave country amid criminal investigations

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Santiago Uribe sent a letter to Colombia’s Prosecutor General Wednesday promising not to skip the country while he is under criminal investigation for founding a paramilitary group.

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US starts extradition process for Colombia ex-Minister of Agriculture
Aug 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

US starts extradition process for Colombia ex-Minister of Agriculture

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The US has begun the process of extraditing Andres Felipe Arias, the former Colombian minister sentenced to 17 years in prison for embezzling $25 million in government funds.

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Senator reveals Colombia peace talks hacker’s ‘diary’
Aug 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Senator reveals Colombia peace talks hacker’s ‘diary’

posted by Steven Cohen

Colombian Senator Armando Benedetti broke new ground in the deepening peace talks hacker scandal Thursday morning, sharing previously undisclosed information from what he claims to be the “diary” of the chief suspect. 

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Uribe’s Democratic Center party ‘was organized to commit crimes’: Colombia Congressman
Aug 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe’s Democratic Center party ‘was organized to commit crimes’: Colombia Congressman

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

A congressman from Colombia’s Conservative Party (Partido Conservador) has called for the legal disbandment of former President Alvaro Uribe’s political party following recent events surrounding the ex-president’s alleged involvement in a hacking  Full Article »

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Santos calls for full investigation as Colombia peace talks hacker scandal explodes
Aug 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos calls for full investigation as Colombia peace talks hacker scandal explodes

posted by Steven Cohen

Presidential elections ended months ago in Colombia, but the peace talks hacking scandal that first exploded during the campaign in May has only just begun to ripple through Colombian politics.

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Colombia ‘peace talks hacker’ blows whistle, implicates military and Uribe in spy scandal
Aug 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia ‘peace talks hacker’ blows whistle, implicates military and Uribe in spy scandal

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military, its intelligence agency under former President Alvaro Uribe, and the family of former presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga were all directly involved with illegal spying on the ongoing peace talks,  Full Article »

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Deputy commander of Colombia’s armed forces will lead ceasefire talks
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Deputy commander of Colombia’s armed forces will lead ceasefire talks

posted by Emil Foget

The deputy commander of Colombia’s Armed Forces will head a military commission in charge with negotiating a bilateral ceasefire with the FARC.

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Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia govt drafting bill to impose presidential term limit

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

President Santos’ so-called “balance of power” bill seeks to increase the length of presidential term and eliminate reelections.