Paramilitary successor groups have issued fresh threats against Colombian human rights defenders in recent weeks, leading several groups to call on the government to ensure adequate protection of at risk individuals.
Colombian politicians with ties to a criminal group are behind an alleged plot to assassinate two conflict analysts and a reporter, newspaper El Tiempo reported Wednesday.
Colombian authorities said Monday they have thwarted a plot to assassinate two political analysts and a reporter, all linked to conflict observatory Nuevo Arco Iris.
Some politicians have claimed that the trip taken on Sunday by six Colombian congressmen to meet with the peace negotiators for the government and country’s largest guerrilla group FARC is Full Article »
Violence attributed to Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC, “diminished 80%” during the first week of January compared to the same period last year.
Former guerrilla leaders are prepared to apologize for their crimes after Colombia’s Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Esguerra called for approximately 10,000 demobilized members of leftist armed groups to contribute to Full Article »
Former paramilitaries are being re-enlisted in a private army which will be used to violently resist the restitution of land to displaced farmers in the north-Colombia Cesar department, according to Full Article »
Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups continue to enjoy the protection of elements of the state, the director of a leading think tank said Tuesday. In an interview with Colombia Reports, Leon Valencia, Full Article »