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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:39:14 +0000
Colombia congress approves plebiscite to ratify FARC peace deal
Colombia Reports Colombia’s Congress on Monday approved a government-supported bill that seeks popular ratification of a pending peace deal with FARC rebels through a plebiscite.  The proposed bill was supported by all  Full Article ...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:40:29 +0000
FARC announces deal over victims of Colombia’s armed conflict
Colombia Reports The FARC on Monday announced that the rebel group has successfully finalized negotiations with the government over victims and transitional justice. The guerrillas’ chief negotiator, “Ivan Marquez,” said on Twitter...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:56:54 +0000
As FARC prepares to demobilize, neo-paramilitaries settle in rebel territory
Colombia Reports In the years that leftist rebel group FARC has been negotiating peace with the government, paramilitary successor group “Los Urabeños” nearly doubled its territory and has settled in areas traditionally under guerr...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:54:38 +0000
Maduro persists in blaming Colombia for crime in Venezuela
Colombia Reports Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said he will step up security operations on the border to curb “those horrible and terrifying crimes coming to us from Colombia.” Speaking at  Full Article » The po...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:19:33 +0000
Colombia seeks extradition of FARC ‘forced abortion medic’
Colombia Reports Colombia is seeking the extradition of an alleged FARC medic who was arrested in Spain on Friday and is accused of having carried out some 150 forced abortions on female guerrillas.  Full Article » The post Colombia seek...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:24:31 +0000
Central Colombia tourist bus accident kills at least 7, injures more than 20
Colombia Reports A tourist bus accident that took place in Central Colombia on Sunday evening killed at least seven. Another 23 were injured, local authorities said. The accidents took place between the  Full Article » The post Central Co...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:56:11 +0000
War crime victims sue Uribe for slander
Colombia Reports A group of mothers whose sons were murdered by the military sued former President Alvaro Uribe for slander after tweeting the victims were criminals. Uribe, who is already facing a Supreme Court investigation for his  Ful...

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:32:27 +0000
Colombia’s chief of police called into questioning over wiretapping journalists
Colombia Reports Colombia’s chief prosecutor said Thursday he has called in the country’s police chief and two other top police officials for questioning over the wiretapping of journalists by the National Police.  Full Article ...

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:38:19 +0000
Santos orders investigation of Police sexual misconduct, spying and corruption claims
Colombia Reports Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday announced a commission that will investigate claims of illegal spying, sexual misconduct and corruption within the National Police. The commission, comprised of several former ...

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:49:05 +0000
Peace with FARC would boost Colombia’s GDP growth and triple foreign investment: Govt
Colombia Reports A peace deal with FARC rebels could triple foreign direct investment in Colombia and boost its potential economic growth from 4% to 5.9%, according to the government’s planning department DNP. According to a  Full Art...



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