As if ongoing revelations of police corruption wasn’t enough, Colombia’s defense minister announced this week to investigate the unpopular institution for possible infiltration by the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group.
Colombia Army General Ruben Dario Alzate was captured by FARC guerrillas on Sunday, after walking straight into a FARC stronghold ignoring all security protocols.
Colombia’s defense minister on Monday proposed that all gold must be sold to the country’s central bank to prevent illegal armed groups’ involvement in profitable illegal mining operations.
United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised Colombia’s role as a “security exporter” within Latin America on a recent trip to the country, according to a Department of Defense press Full Article »
Colombia is considering a bill to renew conscription to military and social service for both men and women, the Defense Ministry has announced.
A member of the leftist opposition party Democratic Pole on Tuesday filed suit against Colombia’s defense minister over ongoing ilegal recruitment practices in the army, according to El Espectador newspaper.
The military intelligence operation which allegedly spied on Colombia’s peace talks with the FARC was completely legal, said the country’s defense minister as several members of the military unit were Full Article »
The Colombian government on Monday submitted a new bill to the congress that seeks to combat –among other things –cyber bullying.
A new commission will investigate the wiretapping of the negotiators of ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, the Colombian government announced on Monday. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon announced the creation of the special Full Article »