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7 suspects arrested in ‘ELN-funded’ Bogota bombings probe
Mar 31, 2015 Ξ No Comments

7 suspects arrested in ‘ELN-funded’ Bogota bombings probe

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Colombia’s police on Tuesday announced it has arrested seven men believed to be responsible for a recent series of ELN-supported bomb attacks in the capital Bogota.

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Colombia’s conservative opposition urges immediate detention of FARC fighters
Mar 31, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia’s conservative opposition urges immediate detention of FARC fighters

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Members of rebel group FARC, currently negotiating peace with Colombia’s government, should be detained for the duration of peace talks to prevent the guerrillas from carrying out violent or criminal activity,  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in  Full Article »

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Army seizes ‘biggest ever’ ELN projectiles cache in northeast Colombia
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Army seizes ‘biggest ever’ ELN projectiles cache in northeast Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian army said on Sunday that it had seized the biggest ever collection of home-made mortars belonging to rebel group ELN.

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Colombia court orders govt to attend neo-paramilitary victims
Mar 28, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Colombia court orders govt to attend neo-paramilitary victims

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Thousands of victims of Colombia’s armed conflict now have access to legal justice through a ruling of the Constitutional Court processed days before the unwrapping of the body’s corruption scandal.

Peace talks

Advisers resign after Santos announces military rep at peace talks will stay in Colombia
Mar 26, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Advisers resign after Santos announces military rep at peace talks will stay in Colombia

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Three advisers of peace commission member General Jorge Enrique Mora resigned on Wednesday in protest of the general’s future absence in Cuba where talks are held with FARC rebels.

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Key FARC commander found dead: Colombia military
Mar 26, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Key FARC commander found dead: Colombia military

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The body of a key FARC commander has been found in a grave in south-central Colombia, the Colombian army claimed on Wednesday.

Peace talks

Landmines to be removed near urban centers 1st and remote areas later: FARC
Mar 24, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Landmines to be removed near urban centers 1st and remote areas later: FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, said on Monday that initial landmine removal operations will take place in areas close to towns and villages. Once a bilateral ceasefire is in place,  Full Article »

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4 killed in combat between Colombia military and FARC
Mar 23, 2015 Ξ No Comments

4 killed in combat between Colombia military and FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Three FARC guerrillas and one soldier have been killed in combat in central Colombia, the military said Sunday.

Peace talks

At least 54 Colombian girls sexually abused by immune US military: Report
Mar 23, 2015 Ξ 48 Comments

At least 54 Colombian girls sexually abused by immune US military: Report

posted by Adriaan Alsema

US soldiers and military contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, according to a recently released historic document on the country’s conflict. The suspects have allegedly not been  Full Article »

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