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Santos appoints Colombia’s national police and military chiefs
Aug 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos appoints Colombia’s national police and military chiefs

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday the confirmation of national military and police chiefs, who are all to remain the same, according to official press statements.

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Colombia military experts will assist in peace process: Govt
Aug 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia military experts will assist in peace process: Govt

posted by Emil Foget

A group of military experts will advise the negotiating team in Havana on issues such as demobilization and weapons delivery, local media reported Saturday.

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Colombia signs military agreement with the EU to participate in ‘crisis management’
Aug 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia signs military agreement with the EU to participate in ‘crisis management’

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s government has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU) to lend support over “crisis management” because of the South American country’s experience with counterinsurgency, Colombian media reported on  Full Article »

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Santos reappoints Pinzon as Colombia Defense Minister
Aug 5, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos reappoints Pinzon as Colombia Defense Minister

posted by Emil Foget

President Juan Manuel Santos announced the re-appointment of Juan Carlos Pinzon as Colombia’s defense minister on Tuesday during the National Army’s 195 anniversary celebration.

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Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW
Jul 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

A prominent international human rights group is expressing its concern over a bill being disputed in the Colombian Congress that would give military courts jurisdiction over human rights violations committed by  Full Article »

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Homicide rate in southern Colombia city of Cali drops 27%: govt
Jul 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Homicide rate in southern Colombia city of Cali drops 27%: govt

posted by Emily Dugdale

The homicide rate in Cali has lowered by 27%, a report by the government indicates according to local media on Tuesday.

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‘The ELN will not pressure the govt’: Defense Minister
Jul 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘The ELN will not pressure the govt’: Defense Minister

posted by Oliver Sheldon

In the wake of a guerrilla attack on a pipeline workers camp in northern Colombia, the Minister of Defense has stated that, “with acts like that at Caño Limon Covenas,  Full Article »

Elections

5 ‘FARC members’ killed during military election day offensive: Ministry of Defense
Jun 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

5 ‘FARC members’ killed during military election day offensive: Ministry of Defense

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia’s Minister of Defense announced the death of five guerrillas belonging to the country’s largest rebel group FARC in military operations Sunday, during the second round of presidential elections, the  Full Article »

Elections

Allegedly kidnapped Democratic Center party member found in hotel in Venezuela
Jun 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Allegedly kidnapped Democratic Center party member found in hotel in Venezuela

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The former state representative who “disappeared” in northern Colombia Thursday was found in a hotel in Venezuela Sunday, according to reports by national media.

Elections

450K security forces deployed to ensure Colombia’s “safest” elections: Ministry of Defense
Jun 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

450K security forces deployed to ensure Colombia’s “safest” elections: Ministry of Defense

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Nearly 450, 000 security forces will be deployed to maintain order on Sunday, as citizens cast their final vote for president in what have been “the most non-violent elections in  Full Article »