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Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos suspends Colombia peace talks after FARC ‘captures general’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, hours after the guerrillas had detained a general in western Colombia.

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UN demands FARC respects rights of Colombia’s indigenous population
Nov 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

UN demands FARC respects rights of Colombia’s indigenous population

posted by David Wing

The United Nations in Colombia has condemned the recent killing of two indigenous men by FARC guerrillas, demanding the rebels respect indigenous’ rights.

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FARC accused of killing 2 members of southwest Colombia indigenous community
Nov 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC accused of killing 2 members of southwest Colombia indigenous community

posted by Piotr Wojciak

A wave of outrage swept across the Cauca state in southwestern Colombia after the murder of two members of the indigenous guard allegedly committed by a group of FARC fighters.

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Bombs explode in southwest Colombia; 18 injured
Nov 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Bombs explode in southwest Colombia; 18 injured

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Three bombs exploded in the southwest Colombian city of Tumaco late Tuesday. Authorities have blamed rebel group FARC for the attack on the three-year anniversary of the death of FARC leader “Alfonso  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.

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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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7 police killed in north Colombia ambush, govt blames FARC-Urabeños alliance
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

7 police killed in north Colombia ambush, govt blames FARC-Urabeños alliance

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Seven police have been killed and another five wounded on Tuesday in an ambush. According to the government, the exceptionally bloody attack was carried out by rebel group FARC and neo-paramilitary group “Los  Full Article »

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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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Colombia’s Buenaventura port city bans alcohol, firearms after attack on infrastructure
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Buenaventura port city bans alcohol, firearms after attack on infrastructure

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Authorities in Colombia’s western Pacific port city of Buenaventura have temporarily banned the carrying of weapons and sale of alcohol following a guerrilla attack that left nearly 500,000 people without  Full Article »

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At least 81 children recruited in 2013, 43 killed in Colombia armed conflict: UN report
Jul 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

At least 81 children recruited in 2013, 43 killed in Colombia armed conflict: UN report

posted by Melanie Bencosme

Even as the violence shows signs of winding down, with peace talks underway between the government and the country’s largest rebel groups, children continue to suffer the direct effects of Colombia’s  Full Article »

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