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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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