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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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Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget
Sep 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace can bring more violence, says Colombia’s Defense Minister in defense of budget

posted by Craig Corbett

Colombia’s defense minister called on the country’s congress to continue funding armed forces in spite of ongoing efforts to make peace with the country’s half-a-decade old rebel groups.

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State, ‘paramilitaries’ responsible for most of Colombia’s human rights violations: Report
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

State, ‘paramilitaries’ responsible for most of Colombia’s human rights violations: Report

posted by Joel Gillin

The vast majority of human rights violations in Colombia last year were committed by paramilitaries and government forces, according to a conflict analysis NGO.

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More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: Report
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: Report

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s top military intelligence chief along with 21 of his subordinates are being investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office for illegally spying on ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, according to  Full Article »

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Colombia army admits recruitment ‘raids’ are illegal
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia army admits recruitment ‘raids’ are illegal

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia’s army has acknowledged that forcing youths into trucks on the pretext of checking their military status is against the law, newspaper El Espectador reported on Thursday.

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Colombia’s military will have same justice benefits as FARC: President
Sep 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military will have same justice benefits as FARC: President

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s president reiterated that the armed forces will have the same legal benefits as FARC guerrillas in an eventual peace deal but also announced the creation of a fund to  Full Article »

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Colombian military claims killing 21 FARC and ELN rebels in combat
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian military claims killing 21 FARC and ELN rebels in combat

posted by Emil Foget

The Colombian army said Monday it has killed 21 and captured six guerrillas of the country’s largest armed rebel group FARC and the smaller ELN in several operations in the southwest of the country.

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