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Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in  Full Article »

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4.4 million Colombians lifted out of poverty in past 5 years: Santos
Mar 26, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

4.4 million Colombians lifted out of poverty in past 5 years: Santos

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Some 4.4 million Colombians, or 9.2% of the population, rose out of poverty between 2009 and 2014, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

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Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’
Mar 16, 2015 Ξ 2 Comments

Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos slammed down ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s proposal to prolong peace talks between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC, stating that the plea “has no logic.”

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With FARC somewhat off the hook, ELN embraces for increase in military attacks
Mar 12, 2015 Ξ No Comments

With FARC somewhat off the hook, ELN embraces for increase in military attacks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s military forces will increase military attacks on the ELN, the country’s second largest rebel group, after President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a month-long suspension of attacks upon the FARC.

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Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe
Mar 11, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s ex-President Alvaro Uribe on Tuesday rejected a suspension of bombings of FARC camps, stating that the guerrilla group has failed to comply with the unilateral truce it imposed to advance peace  Full Article »

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Super commission to advise Santos during ‘final phase’ of Colombia peace talks
Mar 11, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Super commission to advise Santos during ‘final phase’ of Colombia peace talks

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will transfer power to a broad commission of political, business, military and labor leaders who will be advising him during the “definite phase” of peace talks with rebel group  Full Article »

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Santos suspends air strikes against FARC for 1 month
Mar 10, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos suspends air strikes against FARC for 1 month

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday announced that the military will suspend air strikes on camps of rebel group FARC for one month in response to a unilateral guerrilla ceasefire called in December.

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Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe
Mar 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

President Juan Manuel Santos is putting Colombia’s armed forces on the same level as terrorists by allowing the military to negotiate a bilateral ceasefire with rebel group FARC, former President  Full Article »

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Colombia-Venezuela relations hit new low after arrest of Caracas mayor
Feb 24, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia-Venezuela relations hit new low after arrest of Caracas mayor

posted by Joe Parkin Daniels

Diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela have cooled down to its lowest point since 2010 as the fallout from the arrest of the mayor of the Venezuelan capital continues to spread.

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Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’
Feb 10, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The political battle between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, has reached a record low after the head of state implied the “extreme right” opposition leader is “using fascist  Full Article »

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