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Colombia prosecutors order arrest of 4 army commanders suspected of wiretapping peace talks
Oct 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia prosecutors order arrest of 4 army commanders suspected of wiretapping peace talks

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s chief prosecutor announced on Wednesday that his office will order the arrest of four members of the security forces who allegedly are involved in wiretapping ongoing peace talks with FARC rebels  Full Article »

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Criminal politicians fail to repair Colombia’s victims of paramilitary violence
Oct 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Criminal politicians fail to repair Colombia’s victims of paramilitary violence

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Condemned paramilitaries and para-politicians have not been handing over their money and assets to Colombia’s Victim Reparation Fund as ordered by the court.

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3rd group of Colombia conflict victims travel to peace talks
Oct 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

3rd group of Colombia conflict victims travel to peace talks

posted by Emil Foget

A third group of victims traveled to Cub on Wednesday to join ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC.

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Teenagers allegedly involved in west Colombia dismemberment chamber
Oct 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Teenagers allegedly involved in west Colombia dismemberment chamber

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has issued arrest warrants for 26 individuals, of which 10 are underage youth, for their alleged involvement in a chopping house in the violence-riddled Pacific coastal city  Full Article »

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Colombia peace talks suffer from ‘humanitarian void': NGO
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia peace talks suffer from ‘humanitarian void': NGO

posted by Joel Gillin

The peace process between the FARC and the Colombian government suffers from a lack of credibility and a “humanitarian void,” citing the lack of a ceasefire and continued violations of  Full Article »

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Tree bombs – The FARC’s new war tactic?
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Tree bombs – The FARC’s new war tactic?

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s largest armed rebel group, the FARC, are using “tree bombs” to attack security forces in Southern Colombia, said local authorities on Monday.

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7 arrested in western Colombia over human slaughterhouse
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

7 arrested in western Colombia over human slaughterhouse

posted by Emil Foget

Seven people have been arrested for allegedly dismembering a 26-year old woman in the violent Colombian port city of Buenaventura, authorities said Tuesday. Three of the suspects are minors.

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Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks

posted by Matthew Sterne

A new commission will investigate the wiretapping of the negotiators of ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, the Colombian government announced on Monday. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon announced the creation of the special  Full Article »

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Colombia has capitulated to terrorism: Uribe
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia has capitulated to terrorism: Uribe

posted by Emil Foget

Former president Alvaro Uribe on Sunday strongly criticized preliminary peace agreements with rebel group FARC, stating “the rule of law” has “capitulated” to Colombia’s largest armed rebel group.

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ELN asks forgiveness for killing oil contractors in northern Colombia
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

ELN asks forgiveness for killing oil contractors in northern Colombia

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s second largest insurgency group ELN has asked forgiveness for killing two oil contractors earlier this month, promising to take “measures for the future, so these serious errors are not repeated.”

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