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Panamerican highway blocked in southwest Colombia after ‘FARC’ attack
Dec 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Panamerican highway blocked in southwest Colombia after ‘FARC’ attack

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Panamerican highway, connecting Colombia’s largest cities to the rest of South America, was partially destroyed on Friday by an explosive allegedly planted by FARC guerrillas.

Peace talks

FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC on Thursday recognized its responsibility for the 2002 Bojaya massacre in western Colombia and asked forgiveness to the inhabitants of the town and the families of at least 79 locals  Full Article »

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‘ELN rebels’ kidnap west Colombia mayor
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘ELN rebels’ kidnap west Colombia mayor

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Alleged rebels from Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, have kidnapped the mayor of a town in the west of the country, local media reported on Thursday.

Peace talks

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that the national government “appreciates” a unilateral ceasefire announced by the FARC, but does not accept the rebels’ condition of international observers to verify the  Full Article »

Peace talks

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday declared an indefinite ceasefire, an unprecedented concession to public pressure and opponents to ongoing peace talks with the country’s government.

Peace talks

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Tuesday urged the warring parties to agree on a bilateral ceasefire.

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Illegal armed groups recruited more than 100 Colombian child soldiers in 2014
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Illegal armed groups recruited more than 100 Colombian child soldiers in 2014

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Illegal armed groups in Colombia have recruited 119 minors in 2014, the country’s Ombudsman’s Office said on Tuesday.

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Nine FARC guerrillas killed in combat in central Colombia
Dec 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Nine FARC guerrillas killed in combat in central Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

While government and FARC peace negotiators are looking for ways to de-escalate Colombia’s armed conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Monday that police and military had killed nine rebel  Full Article »

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Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the remains of 92 people who could have been among those allegedly disappeared during the 1985 Palace of Justice siege in Bogota in which at  Full Article »

Peace talks

Polemic ex-senator Piedad Cordoba becomes victim representative
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Polemic ex-senator Piedad Cordoba becomes victim representative

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Polemic former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba has been included in the last of five victim representation groups taking part in peace talks between the government and FARC rebels, local media  Full Article »

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