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Ex-paramilitaries seek to form political party in Colombia
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Ex-paramilitaries seek to form political party in Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

A group of former AUC paramilitaries seek to form a political party comprised of ex-combatants of the paramilitary umbrella group, according to local media.

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‘FARC’ force trucks to spill crude oil in southwest Colombia
Jul 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC’ force trucks to spill crude oil in southwest Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombia’s national oil company Ecopetrol stated that guerrillas from the FARC obligated six of their workers to open the valves on their trucks transporting oil at gunpoint, reports local media.

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21 ‘guerrillas from FARC, ELN’ killed or captured during 2 military strikes
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

21 ‘guerrillas from FARC, ELN’ killed or captured during 2 military strikes

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense reported that two military operations against the guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have resulted in 21 kills and arrests.

Peace talks

FARC must be seen as political organization to secure peace in Colombia: Dutch rebel
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC must be seen as political organization to secure peace in Colombia: Dutch rebel

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombian rebel group FARC said Tuesday that in order for there to be long-lasting peace in the South American country, the guerrillas must to be considered the political organization they claim to be.

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FARC-EP are and always have been a political organization
Jul 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC-EP are and always have been a political organization

posted by Tanja Nijmeijer

Contrary to claims, the FARC-EP is a political organization. Especially for our opponents, this is important to recognize because not recognizing it would be denying  the purpose that has kept  Full Article »

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FARC’s ‘main narco’ arrested in western Colombia
Jul 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC’s ‘main narco’ arrested in western Colombia

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombian police arrested a FARC commander accused of running more than half of the rebel organization’s drug activities.

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Jul 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos inaugurates Colombia Congress, calls on lawmakers to support peace

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday inaugurated Colombia’s new Congress. The president called on the legislators, elected in what observers called the most fraudulent elections in recent history, to support ongoing  Full Article »

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Guerrillas kidnap, release 4 govt officials in attack on highway in southern Colombia
Jul 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Guerrillas kidnap, release 4 govt officials in attack on highway in southern Colombia

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

A guerrilla attack near Colombia’s southern border with Ecuador resulted in the temporary kidnapping of four members of the investigative unit (CTI) of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Colombian government announced  Full Article »

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Colombia govt, FARC agree on how victims will be represented in peace talks
Jul 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia govt, FARC agree on how victims will be represented in peace talks

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, have agreed upon how victims of the armed conflict will be participating during the peace talks in Havana, Cuba.

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Demobilization of Colombia’s illegal armed groups up 20% since 2012: govt
Jul 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Demobilization of Colombia’s illegal armed groups up 20% since 2012: govt

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Members of illegal armed groups in Colombia who have decided to lay down their arms increased by 20% between 2012 and 2013, according to Colombia’s Semana news magazine.

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