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US main promotor of war in Colombia: FARC
Oct 31, 2014 Ξ Comments

US main promotor of war in Colombia: FARC

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The FARC has claimed that the United States has “central responsibility” in perpetuating the conflict that has ravaged Colombia for the past 50 years.

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We are liable for each and every act of war carried out by our forces: FARC
Oct 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

We are liable for each and every act of war carried out by our forces: FARC

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombian rebel group FARC on Wednesday admitted to causing harm to the population during the 50 years of its war against the state and vowed to assume responsibility towards their victims.

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Almost half of FARC fighters entered rebel group as minor: Study
Oct 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Almost half of FARC fighters entered rebel group as minor: Study

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Almost half of the approximately 8,000 fighters in the FARC were recruited by the rebel group as minors, according to a university study on Colombia’s largest guerrilla organization.

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I’m a friend of Colombia’s enemies of peace
Oct 28, 2014 Ξ Comments

I’m a friend of Colombia’s enemies of peace

posted by Adriaan Alsema

I’m a big fan of peace. Consequently, I’m a big fan of the fact that the Colombian government and rebel group FARC have decided to resolve their issues through negotiations  Full Article »

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Oct 28, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC says rebels will not surrender weapons in event of peace

posted by Joel Gillin

The FARC on Tuesday said the rebels refuse to demobilize and surrender their weapons in the event of peace during the installation of the rebel commission in charge of negotiating the end of the conflict  Full Article »

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Colombia’s interior minister booed at FARC victims’ forum
Oct 28, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s interior minister booed at FARC victims’ forum

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s interior minister was booed by the audience at a forum held Monday for victims of the FARC. 

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Exodus of FARC leaders to Cuba drains rebels’ military command
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Exodus of FARC leaders to Cuba drains rebels’ military command

posted by Craig Corbett

While being able to maintain operations against state forces and infrastructure, the FARC’s military command in Colombia has been significantly weakened due to the rebel organization’s participation in peace talks in  Full Article »

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18 bodies found in mass graves in southwest Colombia
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

18 bodies found in mass graves in southwest Colombia

posted by Piotr Wojciak

At least 18 bodies were found in three mass graves in a rural, war-stricken area in southwestern Colombia. The remains are thought to be of victims of a guerrilla massacre that took  Full Article »

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Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC proposes victim census in Colombia

posted by Joel Gillin

The FARC rebel group proposed on Sunday that a national census on victims of the Colombian armed conflict be initiated once a final peace accord with the government is signed.

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Oct 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC to recognize military victims of war crimes

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC on Saturday said it will recognize members of Colombia’s military who have been the victim of guerrilla war crimes or other violations of international humanitarian law.

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