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Colombia soldier and policeman killed by guerrillas in 48 hours
Mar 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia soldier and policeman killed by guerrillas in 48 hours

posted by Mimi Yagoub

Over the past two days, one Colombian soldier and one policeman have been reportedly killed by different guerrilla groups.

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Apr 4, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s armed forces stronger than ever before: Santos

posted by Johnny Crisp

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday declared that Colombia’s armed forces are stronger than they have ever been. Speaking to Colombia’s Third Battalion at a ceremony on Wednesday, Santos  Full Article »

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Mar 8, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian army ignores court, continues to recruit soldiers in forbidden raids

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Colombian army is forcibly recruiting young men during raids in Medellin, ignoring the country’s Constitutional Court which has deemed the controversial practice illegal. The forced drafting of Colombians who  Full Article »

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Mar 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

147 Colombian soldiers sent to jail for embezzlinging $22M

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A Colombian military tribunal has sent 147 soldiers to jail for embezzling $22 million in cash they had found in 2003, local media reported Saturday. The tribunal ordered the immediate  Full Article »

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Feb 25, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

7 policemen injured in north Colombia helicopter crash

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

Seven policemen were wounded Sunday as their helicopter crashed in the war-torn Catatumbo region in northern Colombia. According to the first versions, the policemen were on a mission to eradicate  Full Article »

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Feb 2, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

FARC announces to release captive policemen, soldier

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia rebel group FARC on Saturday announced to release two policemen and one soldier who were captured by guerrillas over the past week. In a press statement on the FARC  Full Article »

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Jan 28, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia VP demands return of ‘kidnapped’ police officers

posted by Jacob Stringer

As Colombia troops search for two missing police officers who were allegedly kidnapped by the FARC, the country’s  largest left-wing insurgency, Colombia’s vice-president on Sunday demanded that the guerrillas return  Full Article »

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Jan 17, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian soldiers caught trafficking a half ton of cocaine

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Two Colombian soldiers have been arrested after they were caught transporting half a ton of cocaine, authorities said Thursday. The lieutenant and his subordinate were caught with 410 kilograms of  Full Article »

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Jan 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia to buy more military airplanes

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

Colombia announced Monday the purchase of another C295 airplane, intended for troop transport and humanitarian aid. Airbus Military, a Madrid-based subsidiary of Airbus, said the Colombian government had placed an  Full Article »

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Jan 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

The sergeant in his labyrinth: Jose Guarnizo’s story

posted by Wesley Tomaselli

The Odyssean story of Sergeant Jose Guarnizo, a former hostage now condemned for participation in a massacre, has shed light on the extraordinary complexity of Colombia’s half-century armed conflict. Guarnizo  Full Article »

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