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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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Released soldiers claim FARC rebels assassinated injured colleague
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Released soldiers claim FARC rebels assassinated injured colleague

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Two soldiers who were released by the FARC more than a week ago, told media that one of their colleagues had been executed because his injuries were slowing down the  Full Article »

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Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Amid ongoing unrest inside Colombia’s military over peace talks with rebel group FARC, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that all cases of disloyalty and lack of discipline within the military will  Full Article »

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Dec 1, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombian army general captured by FARC resigns day after release

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombian General Ruben Dario Alzate resigned on Monday, one day after his release by FARC rebels who had captured the top official unarmed in rebel-controlled territory.

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Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008
Nov 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has revealed that the number of extrajudicial executions by state agents has risen to 4,382, indicating more than 160 victims have been identified this year, according  Full Article »

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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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