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United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

November 3, 2017 10:26 pm
United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

Colombia’s Labor Minister Rafael Pardo Rueda (L), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov (R) and Colombia’s director of Agency of Renovation of Territory Mariana Escobar (C) sign an agreement to help eradicate coca plantations in Colombia, November 3, 2017, at the UN offices in […]

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United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

10:26 pm
United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

Colombia’s Labor Minister Rafael Pardo Rueda (L), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov (R) and Colombia’s director of Agency of Renovation of Territory Mariana Escobar (C) sign an agreement to help eradicate coca plantations in Colombia, November 3, 2017, at the UN offices in […]

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‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

October 19, 2017 6:28 am
‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members stand in formation at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Colombia, February 18, 2016. (File Photo) Armed gunmen this week killed six former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels, the now-demobilized group said, reiterating its fears about attacks targeting former guerrillas. Thousands of […]

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‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

6:28 am
‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members stand in formation at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Colombia, February 18, 2016. (File Photo) Armed gunmen this week killed six former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels, the now-demobilized group said, reiterating its fears about attacks targeting former guerrillas. Thousands of […]

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Colombia government, National Liberation Army rebels agree ceasefire

September 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombia government, National Liberation Army rebels agree ceasefire

The Colombian government and rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) have agreed a ceasefire that will begin on October 1 and run through mid-January 2018. Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos made the announcement in a televised address on Monday, after the latest round of peace talks that have been […]

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Colombia’s FARC becomes political party

September 1, 2017 2:41 pm
Colombia’s FARC becomes political party

FARC members attend the opening of their National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, August 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Colombia’s FARC, formerly a guerrilla group, re-launches itself Friday as the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, sealing its transformation into a leftist political party following its disarmament after a half-century civil conflict. The […]

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Colombia’s former FARC rebels move to launch political party

August 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Colombia’s former FARC rebels move to launch political party

FARC members attend the opening of the first gathering of the National Congress on August 27, 2017 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by AFP) Disarmed members of Colombia’s FARC rebel group seek a return to the country’s political stage, taking the first steps to turn into a party and attend next […]

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declares war with FARC over

August 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declares war with FARC over

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) greets an observer of the United Nations in La Guajira on August 15, 2017. (Photo via AFP) The Colombian president has declared the end of the 50-year old conflict with former rebel group FARC, following the group’s handover of the last batch of its […]

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Colombia FARC rebels finish disarmament process: United Nations

June 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombia FARC rebels finish disarmament process: United Nations

A general view of the Transitional Standardization Zone Mariana Paez, in Buena Vista, in Colombia, on June 26, 2017 (photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN) has announced that Colombia’s leftist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have formally completed its disarmament process. The UN said in […]

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Nine dead, 28 missing from Colombian ferry disaster

June 26, 2017 9:33 am
Nine dead, 28 missing from Colombian ferry disaster

At least nine people have died and 28 been missing after a tourist ferry sank with some 170 people on board in a reservoir close to Colombia’s city of Medellin. According to Colombian officials, a large rescue effort has been launched by Colombia’s air force and local firefighters in an […]

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Eight killed, Five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

June 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Eight killed, Five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Miners work during search operations outside of “La Guasca” mine in a rural area of Cucunuba, Cundinamarca department, Colombia, June 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities […]

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Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists

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Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists

A handout picture released by the Colombian Ombudsman press office shows two Dutch journalists, Derk Johannes Bolt (2-L) and Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender (2-R), after their release by National Liberation Army ELN rebels, upon arriving in Catatumbo, the department of North of Santander, Colombia, on June 24, 2017. (Via AFP) […]

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Colombia’s ELN rebels plan to free two abducted Dutch TV men

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombia’s ELN rebels plan to free two abducted Dutch TV men

This handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office shows soldiers escorting eight people who had been kidnapped by ELN guerrillas in Quibdo, Colombia on May 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rebels in Colombia have admitted to abducting two Dutch journalists whom they plan to free as they negotiate […]

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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) threatens to delay peace agreement

June 5, 2017 4:35 pm
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) threatens to delay peace agreement

Commander in chief of the Colombia FARC rebels Timochenko (L) and Commander Rodrigo Granda (R) attend a military parade in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro at Revolution Square in Havana, on January 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have threatened to […]

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Clashes kill one, injure dozen in Colombia port city of Buenaventura

May 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Clashes kill one, injure dozen in Colombia port city of Buenaventura

Demonstrators create roadblocks by setting tires, cones, and branches on fire, blocking major thoroughfares and access routes to the port, in Buenaventura, Colombia. (File photo) Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Colombia have left one person dead and nearly a dozen injured in the port city of Buenaventura. […]

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