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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.

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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 »

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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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Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s defense minister called on the country’s congress to continue funding armed forces in spite of ongoing efforts to make peace with the country’s half-a-decade old rebel groups.

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FARC murdered 394 women in 12 years: Defense Minister
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC murdered 394 women in 12 years: Defense Minister

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombia’s Defense Minister said Thursday the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, are the biggest violators of women’s human rights in the country, having kidnapped 261 women and committed 394 homicides between  Full Article »

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Colombia sends officials to Estonia for cyber defense training
Sep 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia sends officials to Estonia for cyber defense training

posted by Christoffer Frendesen

Colombian officials from different government forces will travel to Estonia to receive training in cyber security, the defense minister revealed Tuesday.

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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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