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While US Army chases possible urban myth, other Colombia sex crime charges are ignored

While US Army chases possible urban myth, other Colombia sex crime charges are ignored

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The scholar who accused the US army of sexually abusing 53 girls in central Colombia has admitted to having no evidence to substantiate his claim. Meanwhile, other allegations of sex  Full Article »

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Who is the scholar who accused the US of mass rape without fact-checking?

Who is the scholar who accused the US of mass rape without fact-checking?

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The scholar who accused the US military of sexually abusing more than 50 children in 2004 has no evidence to substantiate his claims, raising serious questions about his integrity.

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Colombia government and ELN to meet in Ecuador over formalizing peace talks: Report

Colombia government and ELN to meet in Ecuador over formalizing peace talks: Report

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s government and rebel group ELN will meet in Ecuador the coming days seeking to turn ongoing exploratory talks into formal peace negotiations, according to local media.

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Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?

Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The Colombian government called former President Alvaro Uribe “a patriot” on Wednesday, opening speculation as to the opposition leader’s future involvement in efforts to end the country’s half-century-long conflict.

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Bilateral ceasefire before peace deal with FARC unlikely: Santos

Bilateral ceasefire before peace deal with FARC unlikely: Santos

posted by Matthew Dancis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the prospect of a bilateral ceasefire is unlikely to happen during peace talks with the FARC due to “complex” conditions.

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No peace deal in Colombia without ‘Simon Trinidad': FARC

No peace deal in Colombia without ‘Simon Trinidad': FARC

posted by Talor Gruenwald

Without the participation of rebel leader Simon Trinidad, currently incarcerated in the United States, the FARC will not agree to any comprehensive peace accord, the guerrilla group announced Tuesday.

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Miss Universe rejects FARC invitation to Colombia’s peace talks

Miss Universe rejects FARC invitation to Colombia’s peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Miss Universe, Colombia’s Paulina Vega has rejected the invitation of her country’s largest rebel group the FARC to visit the ongoing peace talks with the government in Cuba.

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86% of Colombia’s sexual forensics carried out on minors: UNICEF

86% of Colombia’s sexual forensics carried out on minors: UNICEF

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Some 86% of forensic examinations associated with sex crimes in Colombia are carried out on minors, according to UNICEF.

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Piedad Cordoba criticizes Santos for approving resuming air strikes in response to FARC attack

Piedad Cordoba criticizes Santos for approving resuming air strikes in response to FARC attack

posted by Matthew Dancis

Controversial former senator and leader of the Broad Front for Peace, Piedad Cordoba, has rejected President Juan Manuel Santos’ decision to resume air strikes against rebel group FARC.

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FARC leader imprisoned in US could return to Colombia: US analyst

FARC leader imprisoned in US could return to Colombia: US analyst

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Extradited FARC leader Simon Trinidad could be repatriated to Colombia from the United States where he is currently serving a 60-year prison sentence, according to a US analyst.

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