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Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ No Comments

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
Mar 30, 2015 Ξ No Comments

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
Mar 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

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
Mar 2, 2015 Ξ No Comments

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.

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Conflict-related violence in Colombia dropped 40% last year: Report
Mar 2, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Conflict-related violence in Colombia dropped 40% last year: Report

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Violence related to Colombia’s armed conflict dropped 40% in 2014 in spite of an increase in attacks carried out by the country’s second largest rebel group ELN, a report released  Full Article »

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Colombia military seizes anti-aircraft rockets ‘meant for FARC’
Feb 4, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia military seizes anti-aircraft rockets ‘meant for FARC’

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s military said Wednesday it had seized 16 anti-aircraft rockets which were allegedly destined for the rebel group FARC.

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Colombian soldiers arrested for selling 400 firearms to Urabeños
Feb 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombian soldiers arrested for selling 400 firearms to Urabeños

posted by Rebecca Florey

Two soldiers have been arrested for selling more than 400 firearms to the Urabeños, Colombia’s most powerful drug trafficking organization.

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ELN proposes war-free zones to military commanders
Feb 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

ELN proposes war-free zones to military commanders

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, on Monday offered to negotiate with individual army commanders to establish war-free zones and other mechanisms to avoid armed conflict ahead of peace  Full Article »

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HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings
Jan 31, 2015 Ξ No Comments

HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings

posted by Rebecca Florey

Human Rights Watch (HRW) fiercely criticized Colombia’s government for promoting legislation “that would undercut accountability for unlawful killings of civilians by the military, including so-called false positive killings.”

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Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military on Wednesday said it had arrested an army sergeant and three alleged members of the FARC for funneling military arms and intelligence to the country’s largest guerrilla group.

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