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Colombia paramilitaries wanted force in Venezuela to fight FARC
Aug 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia paramilitaries wanted force in Venezuela to fight FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian paramilitary group AUC was planning the creation of a Venezuelan force to fight border-crossing FARC rebels in the neighboring country, a Colombian court has confirmed according to newspaper El Tiempo.

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Santos’ outgoing State of the Union address: plenty still to be done in 2nd term
Aug 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos’ outgoing State of the Union address: plenty still to be done in 2nd term

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

In his last accountability session before the end of his first term in office, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday highlighted his outgoing administration’s accomplishments while recognizing there was much more work  Full Article »

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Final extradition of 7 who killed US DEA agent during “millionaire ride”
Jun 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Final extradition of 7 who killed US DEA agent during “millionaire ride”

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The extradition of the seven taxi drivers involved in the murder of a US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent has been confirmed on Friday, according to the Office of the  Full Article »

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Bill Clinton returns to Colombia for ’3rd Way’ summit
Jun 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Bill Clinton returns to Colombia for ’3rd Way’ summit

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Former US president Bill Clinton will return to Colombia to attend a “Third Way” summit for social democratic politcians in the coastal city of Cartagena on July 1. 

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Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The future of more than 1,500 Colombian troops stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be back on the agenda after being delayed due to Colombia’s presidential elections, national  Full Article »

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Colombia praises Venezuela talks between government and opposition
Apr 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia praises Venezuela talks between government and opposition

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia’s Foreign Minister has praised the open nature of the dialogues between the Venezuelan government and political protesters which took place on Tuesday.

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Colombia signs UNASUR democracy clause
Mar 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia signs UNASUR democracy clause

posted by Charlane Robinson

Colombia became the 10th country to ratify a clause allowing exclusion from South American union UNASUR, announced Ecuador’s foreign minister who said that with the signing the “democracy clause” had  Full Article »

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Colombia and EU working on international peacekeeping cooperation
Mar 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia and EU working on international peacekeeping cooperation

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The EU announced on Tuesday that it is developing a framework agreement with Colombia to include Bogota in Brussels’ peace keeping operations.

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Colombia urges Venezuela to stop blaming Uribe for internal tensions
Feb 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia urges Venezuela to stop blaming Uribe for internal tensions

posted by Charlane Robinson

Colombia’s foreign minister on Wednesday asked the government of Venezuela to stop accusing former President Alvaro Uribe of interfering with Venezuela’s internal political tensions.

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UK ‘admires’ Santos’ efforts to negotiate peace in Colombia
Feb 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

UK ‘admires’ Santos’ efforts to negotiate peace in Colombia

posted by Camilo Mejia Giraldo

The British Deputy Primer Minister, Nick Clegg, has said that his government “admires” what Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is doing to achieve peace in the long-running civil conflict in  Full Article »