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Santos strikes surprising deal with Inspector General over Colombia peace talks
Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos strikes surprising deal with Inspector General over Colombia peace talks

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez reached an understanding on Thursday, in a turn of events that could facilitate a successful conclusion of an ongoing peace process  Full Article »

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Soldiers, police can also be victims of Colombia conflict: State Council
Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Soldiers, police can also be victims of Colombia conflict: State Council

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s State Council has ruled that members of the armed forces, including the military and police, can also be deemed victims of the armed conflict, according to El Tiempo newspaper. 

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EU seeks ideas to protect rights of Colombia’s displaced
Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

EU seeks ideas to protect rights of Colombia’s displaced

posted by Joel Gillin

A European Union (EU) delegation met with experts and NGOs in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday to seek ideas on how to better protects displaced Colombians seeking land restitution, according the Spanish news  Full Article »

Peace talks

Feared FARC commander ‘Romaña’ joins Colombia peace talks
Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Feared FARC commander ‘Romaña’ joins Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

One of the FARC’s most wanted and feared rebel commanders, “Romaña,” has joined ongoing peace talks with the Colombian government, the FARC said on Friday.

Peace talks

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe has released a list of “capitulations” the government is allegedly making to the “narco-terrorist” rebel group FARC.

Peace talks

Half of FARC’s political body in Cuba, more leaders reported to join talks
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Half of FARC’s political body in Cuba, more leaders reported to join talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

As six more FARC commanders joined peace talks with Colombia’s government in Cuba this week, local media reported that the rebels plan to send more members of their political leadership to Havana. PROFILE: FARC Among  Full Article »

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Rebels attack oil pipeline in southern Colombia
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Rebels attack oil pipeline in southern Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Local authorities in southern Colombia on Thursday requested a suspension of pumping oil after another rebel attack on a pipeline.

Business

France rules out hosting Colombia peace talks
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

France rules out hosting Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

France’s embassy in Colombia on Wednesday denied a claim by newspaper El Espectador the European country will host peace talks between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC currently held  Full Article »

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Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace

posted by Emil Foget

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has rejected an invitation from President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss ongoing peace talks with the FARC, calling it a “false gesture,” local radio station Santa Fe  Full Article »

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West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and three lower ranked commanders have been transferred to Cuba where peace talks are held, former President Alvaro Uribe claimed on Tuesday. 

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