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Colombia Congress considers promoting 5 generals accused of human rights abuses
Nov 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia Congress considers promoting 5 generals accused of human rights abuses

posted by Joel Gillin

Several high-ranking military officials who are being considered for promotions have been accused by the leftist opposition of being involved in homicides and extrajudicial executions, according to local media.

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Southwest Colombia indigenous demand army cease activities on their territory
Nov 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Southwest Colombia indigenous demand army cease activities on their territory

posted by Robin Llewellyn

An indigenous group from the violence-ridden southwest of Colombia demanded the Army withdraw from the town, in a statement also condemning an alleged death threat from the FARC’s naming 26 indigenous  Full Article »

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Colombia development projects by military ‘increase violence against civilians’
Nov 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia development projects by military ‘increase violence against civilians’

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Economic development operations carried out by the Colombian military put communities in great risk for their lives, according to both local authorities and Washington think tank WOLA.

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Locals say ‘kidnapped’ general left village with unarmed men and without force
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Locals say ‘kidnapped’ general left village with unarmed men and without force

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A Colombian general whose alleged capture by FARC guerrillas forced President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend peace talks wasn’t violently kidnapped, but left for the jungle with unarmed men and without  Full Article »

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FARC captures army general in western Colombia
Nov 16, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC captures army general in western Colombia

posted by Joel Gillin

FARC rebels in the west of Colombia captured an army general, the highest ranking officer ever detained by the guerrillas in their 50-year history, on Sunday.

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US lawmakers discuss defense ties with Colombia
Nov 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

US lawmakers discuss defense ties with Colombia

posted by Joel Gillin

A delegation of US congressmen met with Colombia’s defense minister and other officials Monday to strengthen defense and security cooperation. 

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Linguistic loophole could allow Colombia military to become its own judge
Nov 10, 2014 Ξ Comments

Linguistic loophole could allow Colombia military to become its own judge

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Due to the sly wording of a constitutional reform bill in Colombia, thousands of human rights abuses allegedly committed by the military could be tried by the same military accused of  Full Article »

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The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe
Nov 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

The dark side of Santos’ visit to Europe

posted by Viviana Viera and Lucho Ziegler

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has just finished a five days marathon tour of Europe. The official purpose of his tour was to collect money for the ongoing peace process  Full Article »

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EU invites Colombia military to participate in missions
Nov 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

EU invites Colombia military to participate in missions

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s armed forces have been invited by the European Union (EU) to participate in crisis management operations, including a civilian security mission in Ukraine and an anti-piracy mission off the Horn  Full Article »

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Colombia’s opposition wants generals dismissed over extrajudicial killings
Nov 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s opposition wants generals dismissed over extrajudicial killings

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s leftist opposition on Wednesday asked the government to remove eight generals over their alleged roles in the extrajudicial execution of Colombian civilians.

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