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Profiles

Who is the general who walked straight into FARC hands?
Nov 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Who is the general who walked straight into FARC hands?

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia Army General Ruben Dario Alzate was captured by FARC guerrillas on Sunday, after walking straight into a FARC stronghold ignoring all security protocols.

News

US lawmakers discuss defense ties with Colombia
Nov 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

US lawmakers discuss defense ties with Colombia

posted by Joel Gillin

A delegation of US congressmen met with Colombia’s defense minister and other officials Monday to strengthen defense and security cooperation. 

Economy

Colombia wants to regulate gold market to curb organized crime
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia wants to regulate gold market to curb organized crime

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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.

News

Colombia’s military training a ‘huge asset to the world': US
Oct 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military training a ‘huge asset to the world': US

posted by Joel Gillin

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 »

News

Colombia looking to introduce conscription for both men and women
Oct 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia looking to introduce conscription for both men and women

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia is considering a bill to renew conscription to military and social service for both men and women, the Defense Ministry has announced.

News

Colombia’s opposition suing defense minister over illegal army recruitment
Oct 7, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s opposition suing defense minister over illegal army recruitment

posted by Joel Gillin

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.

Peace talks

Peace talks wiretapping scheme was legal: Colombia Defense Minister
Oct 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace talks wiretapping scheme was legal: Colombia Defense Minister

posted by Joel Gillin

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 »

News

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense seeks to combat cyberbullying
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Ministry of Defense seeks to combat cyberbullying

posted by Emil Foget

The Colombian government on Monday submitted a new bill to the congress that seeks to combat –among other things –cyber bullying.

News

Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks

posted by Matthew Sterne

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 »

News

Defense ministry offers $100K reward for north Colombia cop killers
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Defense ministry offers $100K reward for north Colombia cop killers

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s Defense Ministry on Monday announced a $100,000 reward leading to the arrest of the assassins of seven policemen in northern Colombia earlier this month.

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