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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.

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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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