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Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

The Senate Peace Commission set to rest a big concern of Colombia’s military regarding transitional justice in the event of a peace deal with Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC.

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Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights
Aug 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights

posted by Steven Cohen

Two high court decisions handed down in Bogota Tuesday fell firmly in favor of their transgender plaintiffs, both of whom argued successfully that Colombia’s military service requirement was an infringement on  Full Article »

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Key suspect in Jaime Garzon murder case captured in central Colombia
Jul 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Key suspect in Jaime Garzon murder case captured in central Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

An ex-colonel accused of plotting the 1999 murder of one of Colombia’s most beloved comedians, Jaime Garzon, has been captured, Colombian media reported on Thursday.

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US General praises Colombia – FARC dialogues
Jul 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

US General praises Colombia – FARC dialogues

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

General John F. Kelly, the commander of the US Southern Command, praised the ongoing dialogues between the Colombian government and the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group, during a visit to Paraguay,  Full Article »

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Military victims of FARC war crimes seek representation in Colombia peace talks
Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Military victims of FARC war crimes seek representation in Colombia peace talks

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombian military victims of FARC war crimes want to be represented in ongoing peace talks with the rebel group, a thorny issue as the army is one of the conflict’s  Full Article »

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‘FARC attack’ on aqueduct leaves 2 Colombia towns without water
Jul 28, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC attack’ on aqueduct leaves 2 Colombia towns without water

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Some 16,000 people in two central Colombian towns have been without access to potable water after an alleged FARC attack on an aqueduct, according to local media.

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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.