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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:18:41 +0000
Increased cocaine production in Colombia driving cocaine trafficking: Europol
European police organization Europol on Friday said that a “significant increase in production in Colombia has caused intensified trafficking activity” to the European Union. Europol made the claim in its “How… Read more Incr...

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:47:29 +0000
UN secretary general urges to extend troubled ELN ceasefire
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged Colombia’s government and ELN guerrillas to extend a ceasefire that expires on January 8. While stressing there have been serious shortcomings, Guterres wrote… Read more UN secretary...

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:59:37 +0000
Colombia’s largest illegal armed group calls unilateral ceasefire
Paramilitary group AGC, the largest illegal armed group in Colombia, on Thursday announced a unilateral ceasefire while they wait for the government to prepare their surrender. President Juan Manuel Santos… Read more Colombia’s largest il...

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:47:07 +0000
Criminal influence in Colombia’s elections: It looks worse than we thought
If you are concerned about the 12 former FARC guerrillas who seek a seat in Colombia’s congress, wait until you learn about the more than sixty establishment candidates linked to… Read more Criminal influence in Colombia’s elections...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:34:32 +0000
How ‘dirty’ politicians seek to maintain political control through Colombia’s elections
Family members and political clients of convicted and investigated politicians hope to win a seat in Colombia’s congress after elections in March. Virtually all the country’s political parties have proposed… Read more How ‘dir...

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:41 +0000
Guaviare: A post-conflict frontier opens up to tourism
The reputation of the Guaviare department has been slighted by the coca harvest, but with a post-conflict, eco tourism is taking root.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:13 +0000
A Christmas in Boyacá without Great Uncle Günter
Finding a lost relative in the Boyacá mountains was a Christmas wish come true for Anja. But Great Uncle Günter, exiled from his native Germany, had his share of secrets.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:31 +0000
Endulzar la palabra: Peace and resistance in the Museo Nacional
The National Museum presents an exhibition on the importance of memory for reconciliation and told through the stories of eight indigenous groups.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:07:52 +0000
Editorial: A watershed year for Colombia
A final editorial of a year that consolidated a difficult peace process with FARC and faced legal hurdles in the Congress.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:00:30 +0000
Vicky Colbert of Fundación Escuela Nueva awarded the Yidan Prize for education
Vicky Colbert transformed Colombia's educational landscape when she founded the rural schools Escuela Nueva. This month, the sociologist will be awarded the first-ever Yidan Prize.

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