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HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings
Jan 31, 2015 Ξ Comments

HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings

posted by Rebecca Florey

Human Rights Watch (HRW) fiercely criticized Colombia’s government for promoting legislation “that would undercut accountability for unlawful killings of civilians by the military, including so-called false positive killings.”

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Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military on Wednesday said it had arrested an army sergeant and three alleged members of the FARC for funneling military arms and intelligence to the country’s largest guerrilla group.

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Colombian navy saves 42 from ship in Caribbean
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian navy saves 42 from ship in Caribbean

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Navy said Tuesday it had rescued 40 tourists and two crew members aboard a ship that went adrift off the coast of San Andres island in the Caribbean Sea.

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Colombia to take part in UN peace-keeping missions
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia to take part in UN peace-keeping missions

posted by Nat Smith

Colombia and the United Nations have agreed that the South American country will be taking part in global peace-keeping missions carried out by the organization of nation states.

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Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local

posted by Rebecca Florey

Inhabitants of a town in southwest Colombia on Sunday temporarily detained 36 soldiers after they had killed a local at a military checkpoint.

Peace talks

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier
Jan 14, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Leftist observers of the ceasefire declared by the FARC urged the Colombian government to end attacks on guerrilla units after a soldier was killed in combat with Colombia’s largest rebel group.

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Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the remains of 92 people who could have been among those allegedly disappeared during the 1985 Palace of Justice siege in Bogota in which at  Full Article »

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How loyal is Colombia’s army to Santos’ peace efforts?
Dec 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

How loyal is Colombia’s army to Santos’ peace efforts?

posted by Robin Llewellyn

Following two official warnings to maintain discipline and respect civilian authority, and further corruption revelations from within the armed forces, has the Colombian military developed a habit for stepping beyond its power?

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More Colombian generals sacked over embezzlement
Dec 10, 2014 Ξ Comments

More Colombian generals sacked over embezzlement

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian judicial authorities have begun investigating two army generals and at least 20 other members of the military for illegally funneling funds to mining companies.

Peace talks

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos
Dec 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos

posted by Robin Llewellyn

The police and military could benefit from any legal benefits offered to FARC guerrillas as an incentive for their disarmament, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

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