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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Colombia elections begin without attacks from armed groups: Defense minister
May 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia elections begin without attacks from armed groups: Defense minister

posted by Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia’s minister of defense reported Sunday morning that the 2014 presidential elections have commenced peacefully, without any attacks from armed groups.

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Armed Forces to recieve new bonuses next year: Santos
May 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Armed Forces to recieve new bonuses next year: Santos

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has announced that soldiers will be able to receive a family bonus and police will be eligible for a veteran experience bonus starting January 2015,  Full Article »

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We have evidence of FARC and ELN infiltration in rural strike: Prosecutor General
Apr 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

We have evidence of FARC and ELN infiltration in rural strike: Prosecutor General

posted by Camilo Mejia Giraldo

Colombia’s Prosecutor General assured that he has proof that FARC and ELN armed rebel groups have infiltrated the countrywide agrarian protests which began on Monday, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Santos sends 1000 police to Medellin in attempt to improve public safety
Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos sends 1000 police to Medellin in attempt to improve public safety

posted by Philip Acuña

Medellin received 1,000 police officers on Tuesday, in a ceremony officiated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon.

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