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FARC asks for bilateral ceasefire as Santos calls to intensify military offensive
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC asks for bilateral ceasefire as Santos calls to intensify military offensive

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday called to intensify military actions against Colombia’s largest armed group FARC after an attack that killed seven police and wounded five.

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Family ties bind FARC and Urabeños together in northern Colombia
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Family ties bind FARC and Urabeños together in northern Colombia

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s National Police chief on Wednesday said that the commander of neo-paramilitary group “Los Urabeños” teamed up with the regional commander of country’s the largest armed group FARC in Antioquia, because they are lead by  Full Article »

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UN condemns ‘ELN attacks’ on indigenous leaders, oil workers
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

UN condemns ‘ELN attacks’ on indigenous leaders, oil workers

posted by Matthew Sterne

The Colombia branch of the United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned recent attacks by alleged ELN guerrillas against indigenous leaders.

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97000 disappeared in Colombia, 70000 still missing: Red Cross
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

97000 disappeared in Colombia, 70000 still missing: Red Cross

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Nearly 100,000 have disappeared and almost than 70,000 continue to be missing in Colombia, leaving families behind without any information on the fate of their loved ones.

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Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

60 Colombian musicians launch ‘song for peace’

posted by Matthew Sterne

Sixty Colombian artists from around the country on Tuesday launched the song “Un paso hacia la paz” (A step towards peace) in an attempt to promote peace and end the country’s 50-year-long armed  Full Article »

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Military kills 6 ‘FARC guerrillas’ in central Colombia
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Military kills 6 ‘FARC guerrillas’ in central Colombia

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s Armed Forces said Friday they had killed six guerrillas in a joint operation between Army and Air Force.

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Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The son of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday published a selfie with his father’s predecessor and fiercest political opponent, Senator Alvaro Uribe, in support of a campaign to promote peace  Full Article »

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Victims of Colombia’s armed conflict urge bilateral ceasefire
Sep 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Victims of Colombia’s armed conflict urge bilateral ceasefire

posted by Emil Foget

The group of victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC on Wednesday urged both parties to agree to a bilateral ceasefire.

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Venezuelans seek removal of ELN radio station
Sep 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Venezuelans seek removal of ELN radio station

posted by Joel Gillin

Venezuelans living in a region bordering Colombia have requested that a radio station operated by the guerrilla group National Liberation Army (ELN) be removed from the air, according to Caracol Radio.

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‘FARC’ burns mining company vehicles in northern Colombia
Sep 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC’ burns mining company vehicles in northern Colombia

posted by Matthew Sterne

Rebel group FARC has burned four vehicles used to transport employees of a mining company in the north of Colombia, the National Army claimed on Wednesday.

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