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Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces

Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces

posted by Talor Gruenwald

The military urged the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos and the conservative opposition to stop politicizing the military’s role as tensions surrounding peace talks with rebel group FARC continue.

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Santos booed at event in support of military

Santos booed at event in support of military

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was booed on Sunday when attending a run in support of injured or killed members of the military.

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Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?

Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?

posted by Julia Guggenheim and Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The US Army is investigating alleged sex crimes by soldiers and defense contractors, but they only make up a tiny percentage of Colombia’s overall sexual statistics within the conflict. The majority of  Full Article »

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Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Under pressure from human rights groups, Colombia’s government has backtracked on wording in proposed legislation that critics said could deny justice for the families of thousands of victims of extrajudicial  Full Article »

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Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

posted by The Associated Press

Navy officials in Colombia say they have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine on a ship off the country’s Pacific Coast.

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Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’

Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

Commanders of Colombia’s Armed Forces on Tuesday reiterated the military’s support for ongoing peace talks between the government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC. 

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Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in  Full Article »

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Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

posted by Talor Gruenwald

A battalion of the Colombian military responsible for protecting petroleum-related infrastructure projects is suspected of embezzling $775,000 from oil companies’ security funds, local media reported on Monday.

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Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

President Juan Manuel Santos is putting Colombia’s armed forces on the same level as terrorists by allowing the military to negotiate a bilateral ceasefire with rebel group FARC, former President  Full Article »

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5 more military officials join ceasefire negotiations at Colombia peace talks

5 more military officials join ceasefire negotiations at Colombia peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Five top Colombian military officials will travel to Cuba on Tuesday to help other senior officials negotiate a truce with the rebel group FARC.