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Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both
Feb 26, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Thursday that he is willing to meet with his successor, President Juan Manuel Santos, if this is bartered by former UN Secretary General  Full Article »

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Multinational oil company in trouble over alleged payments to ELN
Feb 25, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Multinational oil company in trouble over alleged payments to ELN

posted by Joe Parkin Daniels

Colombia’s prosecutor general is currently investigating a multinational oil infrastructure company for allegedly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to rebel group ELN.

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FARC’s rejection of prison slammed by government and Human Rights Watch
Feb 24, 2015 Ξ No Comments

FARC’s rejection of prison slammed by government and Human Rights Watch

posted by Rebecca Florey

The FARC’s persistence in rejecting jail time for rebels accused of atrocities has resulted in fierce criticism from both the government and the NGO Human Rights Watch.

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Al Jazeera’s 50-minute documentary on Colombia’s peace talks
Feb 24, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Al Jazeera’s 50-minute documentary on Colombia’s peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Qatar news outlet Al Jazeera released a 50-minute documentary on the ongoing armed conflict and peace talks in Colombia.

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FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator
Feb 23, 2015 Ξ No Comments

FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator

posted by Rebecca Florey

FARC guerrillas will not go to prison and will not give up their weapons in the event of a peace deal, Ivan Marquez, the rebels’ chief negotiator in Cuba said  Full Article »

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Army claims killing at least 6 guerrillas in north Colombia combat
Feb 22, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Army claims killing at least 6 guerrillas in north Colombia combat

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s armed forces on Saturday said that they had killed at least six presumed ELN guerrillas in combat in a troubled region in the north of the country.

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ELN ‘kidnapped 4 geologists’ in north Colombia
Feb 22, 2015 Ξ No Comments

ELN ‘kidnapped 4 geologists’ in north Colombia

posted by EFE

Four geologists have been kidnapped in a rural area of northern Colombia, according to the country’s geological agency SGC, which said ELN leftist rebels are the likely culprits.

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Santos and FARC praise US for appointing envoy to Colombia peace talks
Feb 21, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos and FARC praise US for appointing envoy to Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday praised the United States government for appointing top official Bernie Aronson the North American country’s envoy to peace talks with rebel group FARC.

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Son of peace talks victims representative murdered, 13 more reps receive death threats
Feb 21, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Son of peace talks victims representative murdered, 13 more reps receive death threats

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Unknown assailants have killed the son of one of the victim representatives at peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC. Almost one in four of the representatives have received death  Full Article »

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US Missionary accused of collaborating with FARC released
Feb 20, 2015 Ξ No Comments

US Missionary accused of collaborating with FARC released

posted by Rebecca Florey

A US missionary, who was detained on Wednesday for alleged collaboration with Colombia’s main leftist rebel group, has been released after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to  Full Article »

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