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Army claims finding major FARC weapons cache
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Army claims finding major FARC weapons cache

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The Colombian army on Monday claimed to have seized more than 400 kilograms of explosives of rebel group FARC during operations in the central south of the country.

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Colombia’s opposition suing defense minister over illegal army recruitment
Oct 7, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s opposition suing defense minister over illegal army recruitment

posted by Joel Gillin

A member of the leftist opposition party Democratic Pole on Tuesday filed suit against Colombia’s defense minister over ongoing ilegal recruitment practices in the army, according to El Espectador newspaper.

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Judge releases 30 Colombian soldiers tied to murder of farmer
Oct 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Judge releases 30 Colombian soldiers tied to murder of farmer

posted by Joel Gillin

A judge has ordered the release of 30 soldiers tied to the recent murder of a farmer in southwest Colombia, keeping just three army officials in detention on homicide charges,  Full Article »

Peace talks

Peace talks wiretapping scheme was legal: Colombia Defense Minister
Oct 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace talks wiretapping scheme was legal: Colombia Defense Minister

posted by Joel Gillin

The military intelligence operation which allegedly spied on Colombia’s peace talks with the FARC was completely legal, said the country’s defense minister as several members of the military unit were  Full Article »

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400 more Colombia state agents charged with extrajudicial killings within last year
Oct 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

400 more Colombia state agents charged with extrajudicial killings within last year

posted by Joel Gillin

More than 400 more state agents have been accused of killing civilians within the last year, bringing the total to 4,774.

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Colombia prosecutors order arrest of 4 army commanders suspected of wiretapping peace talks
Oct 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia prosecutors order arrest of 4 army commanders suspected of wiretapping peace talks

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s chief prosecutor announced on Wednesday that his office will order the arrest of four members of the security forces who allegedly are involved in wiretapping ongoing peace talks with FARC rebels  Full Article »

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Tree bombs – The FARC’s new war tactic?
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Tree bombs – The FARC’s new war tactic?

posted by Emil Foget

Colombia’s largest armed rebel group, the FARC, are using “tree bombs” to attack security forces in Southern Colombia, said local authorities on Monday.

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UN urges Colombia not to further amplify military justice
Sep 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

UN urges Colombia not to further amplify military justice

posted by Joel Gillin

Twelve experts from the United Nations (UN) have urged the Colombia not to adopt a law which would expand the jurisdiction of military courts, fearing this would lead to impunity for human  Full Article »

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Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian government announces commission to combat illegal wiretapping of FARC peace talks

posted by Matthew Sterne

A new commission will investigate the wiretapping of the negotiators of ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, the Colombian government announced on Monday. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon announced the creation of the special  Full Article »

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Sensitive military information leaked to Colombia media
Sep 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Sensitive military information leaked to Colombia media

posted by Craig Corbett

Highly sensitive documents, only available to Colombia’s top military commanders, have been leaked to the media, reported weekly Semana on Sunday.

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