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Colombia’s military makes effort to unveil their memories of ongoing armed conflict
Jul 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military makes effort to unveil their memories of ongoing armed conflict

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A reunion was held with over 500 members of the Colombia’s Superior War Academy to construct and document the memory of the armed forces in the country’s decades-long armed conflict, according to  Full Article »

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Colombia’s transgender community demands end to ‘exclusion and segregation’ of military service requirement
Jul 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s transgender community demands end to ‘exclusion and segregation’ of military service requirement

posted by Steven Cohen

Colombia’s LBGTI community is attempting to eliminate the existing requirement that transgender persons carry military exemption cards, in a case that is currently being looked into by Colombia’s Constitutional Court.

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Impunity still high for Colombia’s 4200 cases of extrajudicial killings
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Impunity still high for Colombia’s 4200 cases of extrajudicial killings

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Despite some progress in recent years, impunity rates for so-called “false positive” extrajudicial killings remain high, according to statistics obtained by Colombia Reports from Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office.

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12 alleged guerrillas killed in Colombia military strike
Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

12 alleged guerrillas killed in Colombia military strike

posted by Emily Dugdale

A military operation carried out over the weekend left 12 alleged guerrillas dead in northwest Colombia, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense.

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Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW
Jul 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

A prominent international human rights group is expressing its concern over a bill being disputed in the Colombian Congress that would give military courts jurisdiction over human rights violations committed by  Full Article »

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‘FARC’ mines kill 3 soldiers in Colombia
Jul 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC’ mines kill 3 soldiers in Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Three Colombian soldiers perished on Monday morning, after coming across a minefield in the northeastern part of the country, reports local media.

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6 soldiers convicted for involvement in false positives scandal
Jun 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

6 soldiers convicted for involvement in false positives scandal

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Six soldiers have been convicted of the extrajudicial killing of civilians in central Colombia and sentenced to between 28 and 54 years in prison.

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Colombian army under further scrutiny after claimed combat kills prove fabricated
Jun 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian army under further scrutiny after claimed combat kills prove fabricated

posted by Nina Damsgaard

Colombian public prosecutors are investigating an alleged army massacre of which at least one victim was later reported as a guerrilla killed in combat. 

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Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The future of more than 1,500 Colombian troops stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be back on the agenda after being delayed due to Colombia’s presidential elections, national  Full Article »

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US military aid to Colombia had a ‘significant impact’ on increased extrajudicial killings by Armed Forces
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

US military aid to Colombia had a ‘significant impact’ on increased extrajudicial killings by Armed Forces

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Military aid provided by the United States to Colombia between 2000 and 2010 had a significant impact on the increase in cases over the extrajudicial killings of civilians by the  Full Article »

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