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Colombia government, FARC rebels thank victims for ‘courage and candor’
Aug 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia government, FARC rebels thank victims for ‘courage and candor’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Delegates of the Colombian government and rebel group FARC on Sunday thanked a delegation of conflict victims for attending ongoing peace talks on Saturday.

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Rebel accused of kidnapping American contractors arrested in southern Colombia
Aug 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Rebel accused of kidnapping American contractors arrested in southern Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s police on Saturday said they had arrested a suspected FARC rebel convicted of taking part in the 2003 kidnapping of three American military contractors. The defense workers weren’t released  Full Article »

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Colombia conflict victims face victimizers at FARC peace talks in Cuba
Aug 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia conflict victims face victimizers at FARC peace talks in Cuba

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The first 12 of 60 victim representatives met with the delegations of rebel group FARC and the Colombian government in Cuba to discuss the treatment of victims in the event of  Full Article »

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12 Colombia conflict victims travel to Cuba to attend FARC peace talks
Aug 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

12 Colombia conflict victims travel to Cuba to attend FARC peace talks

posted by Emil Foget

The first delegation of victims of Colombia´s armed conflict traveled to Cuba on Friday, where they will partake in the negotiations between FARC and the government. 

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We take responsibility for victim reparations: FARC
Aug 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

We take responsibility for victim reparations: FARC

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s largest rebel group will assume responsibility for reparations to victims of the country’s decades-long armed conflict, according to a FARC press release on Wednesday.

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More than 400K Colombian refugees live abroad: UN
Aug 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

More than 400K Colombian refugees live abroad: UN

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

According to recent statements by the UN, there are currently over 400,000 displaced Colombians seeking refuge abroad,  local media reported Monday.

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Peace deal unforeseeable by end of year: FARC’s top commander
Aug 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace deal unforeseeable by end of year: FARC’s top commander

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

The FARC’s top commander Rodrigo Londoño, nom de guerre “Timochenko,” expressed his doubts that a peace deal with the Colombian government could be reached by the end of 2014, according to an interview published  Full Article »

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Rebel commander vows FARC will ‘accept consequences’ of victimization
Aug 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Rebel commander vows FARC will ‘accept consequences’ of victimization

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The FARC’s supreme leader, “Timochenko,” vowed on Friday that his rebel group will ” explain as much as possible” about victimization and “accept the consequences” of the rebels’ actions in  Full Article »

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Only 2 of the FARC’s peace negotiators able to take part in politics
Aug 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Only 2 of the FARC’s peace negotiators able to take part in politics

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Only two of six of the FARC’s top commanders currently in Cuba to negotiate an end Colombia’s 50-year-long war between rebels and state are allowed to take part in politics in  Full Article »

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Authorities foil ‘FARC’ bombing attempt on army HQ in Cali, Colombia
Aug 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Authorities foil ‘FARC’ bombing attempt on army HQ in Cali, Colombia

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Authorities in Colombia’s western city of Cali, Valle del Cauca averted a bombing attempt on the Army’s Third Brigade headquarters, Colombian media reported on Friday.