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‘FARC attack’ in southwest Colombia kills small child, injures 3
Jul 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC attack’ in southwest Colombia kills small child, injures 3

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

An attack allegedly carried out by Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, in the southwestern state of Cauca left a 2-year-old child dead and three more injured, local media reports.

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Military victims of FARC war crimes seek representation in Colombia peace talks
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Military victims of FARC war crimes seek representation in Colombia peace talks

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombian military victims of FARC war crimes want to be represented in ongoing peace talks with the rebel group, a thorny issue as the army is one of the conflict’s  Full Article »

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‘Guerrilla attack’ on energy tower in central Colombia leaves 70 oil wells without power
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘Guerrilla attack’ on energy tower in central Colombia leaves 70 oil wells without power

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Attacks on an energy tower in Colombia’s central state of Meta have left 70 oil wells without power, Colombian media reported on Wednesday.

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‘FARC is digging its own grave’ with attacks on infrastructure: Santos
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC is digging its own grave’ with attacks on infrastructure: Santos

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos warned the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, that if it continues to attack infrastructures, it may put an end to the peace process.

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FARC worried that Colombia govt will ‘obscure evidence’ in peace talks: guerrilla leader
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC worried that Colombia govt will ‘obscure evidence’ in peace talks: guerrilla leader

posted by Emily Dugdale

The supreme commander of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, reiterated his concern that the Colombian government would “obscure evidence” concerning victims of the armed conflict during the next round of peace talks.

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‘ELN attacking energy infrastructures to pressure Colombia govt into peace talks’: report
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘ELN attacking energy infrastructures to pressure Colombia govt into peace talks’: report

posted by Melanie Bencosme

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, has allegedly been attacking energy infrastructures to pressure the Colombian government to begin peace talks, according to a report released by Maplecroft Terrorism and Security  Full Article »

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Colombia guerrilla group EPL wants to join peace dialogues
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia guerrilla group EPL wants to join peace dialogues

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

In an open letter to the peace negotiations, Colombia’s third largest guerrilla group, the EPL, announced its intentions to join the peace dialogues currently underway between the government and two  Full Article »

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‘FARC attack’ on aqueduct leaves 2 Colombia towns without water
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC attack’ on aqueduct leaves 2 Colombia towns without water

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Some 16,000 people in two central Colombian towns have been without access to potable water after an alleged FARC attack on an aqueduct, according to local media.

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Paramilitary victims’ families ‘disappointed’ over Chiquita case dismissal, seek reversal
Jul 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Paramilitary victims’ families ‘disappointed’ over Chiquita case dismissal, seek reversal

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Victims of paramilitary violence who are seeking compensation from Chiquita said Friday to be disappointed about a US court ruling to dismiss claims brought against the banana giant, and said to seek a  Full Article »

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Colombia’s military makes effort to unveil their memories of ongoing armed conflict
Jul 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military makes effort to unveil their memories of ongoing armed conflict

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A reunion was held with over 500 members of the Colombia’s Superior War Academy to construct and document the memory of the armed forces in the country’s decades-long armed conflict, according to  Full Article »

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