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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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How the Colombian government is (not really) buying the media
Feb 10, 2015 Ξ No Comments

How the Colombian government is (not really) buying the media

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Monday showed that the government had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to media corporations to promote ongoing peace talks with the FARC. Turns out that  Full Article »

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Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Venezuela defuses diplomatic tensions with Colombia

posted by Rebecca Florey

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday defused diplomatic tensions with Colombia that had risen after the latter had called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.

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Jan 19, 2015 Ξ No Comments

FARC needs to do more for bilateral ceasefire: Colombian government

posted by Rebecca Florey

Rebel group FARC needs to take greater actions for peace in order to achieve the de-escalation of violence and bilateral ceasefire, said the head of the government’s negotiating team in  Full Article »

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Jan 15, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos prioritizes bilateral ceasefire deal with FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that he has given orders to government negotiators to prioritize talks with rebel group FARC over a bilateral and indefinite ceasefire. 

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Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ No Comments

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that the national government “appreciates” a unilateral ceasefire announced by the FARC, but does not accept the rebels’ condition of international observers to verify the  Full Article »

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Santos’ policies approved in latest poll, but rejected in every other
Dec 10, 2014 Ξ No Comments

Santos’ policies approved in latest poll, but rejected in every other

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos can count on the approval of 56% of Colombia’s citizens, while 42% disapproves of his policies, according to pollster CNC. Other recent polls have claimed almost opposite numbers.

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Palestine asks Colombia to recognize statehood
Dec 8, 2014 Ξ No Comments

Palestine asks Colombia to recognize statehood

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Palestinian representatives on Sunday welcomed Colombia’s decision to elevate Palestine’s status to “diplomatic mission,” but asked the South American country to fully recognize statehood of the territory occupied by neighboring Israel.

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