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UN says 200,000 in southwest Colombia in ‘critical situation’ due to conflict violence
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 3, 2015 1 comment

UN says 200,000 in southwest Colombia in ‘critical situation’ due to conflict violence

The 200,000 inhabitants of the southwest Colombian port town Tumaco are facing a “critical situation” amid increased guerrilla violence in and around the town, said the United Nations Thursday.

6 killed and 8 injured in 3 days of conflict-related violence across Colombia
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 2, 2015 Leave a comment

6 killed and 8 injured in 3 days of conflict-related violence across Colombia

Twelve reported attacks from Colombian guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have resulted in six dead and eight injured so far this week as war-related violence continues across the country.

Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 30, 2015 1 comment

Would you want a demobilized FARC guerrilla as neighbor?

The majority of people from Colombia’s conflict areas would be okay living next door to a demobilized FARC guerrilla, but that’s as far as they would go, a recent poll  Full Article »

Did Colombia’s government and FARC rebels reach a deal on justice?
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 29, 2015 1 comment

Did Colombia’s government and FARC rebels reach a deal on justice?

According to Colombian rebel group FARC, it has reached some kind of understanding over the punishing of war criminals if it is able to seal a peace agreement with the state. However, the government negotiators deny  Full Article »

Military arrests 8 ‘FARC rebels’ in southwest Colombia
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Military arrests 8 ‘FARC rebels’ in southwest Colombia

Colombia’s military on Sunday reported the arrest of eight alleged FARC guerrillas in a second wave of arrests in the southwest of the country where the FARC has intensely been  Full Article »

UN chief expresses concern about increased violence in Colombia
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 26, 2015 1 comment

UN chief expresses concern about increased violence in Colombia

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday expressed his concern about an increase in war-related violence in Colombia following rebel group FARC’s decision to lift its unilateral  Full Article »

Bogota doubles up on security amid fears FARC might attack Colombia’s capital
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Bogota doubles up on security amid fears FARC might attack Colombia’s capital

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro asked the police and armed forces to step up security measures in Colombia’s capital amid concerns that rebel group FARC is planning high-profile attacks.

FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015 1 comment

FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’

A FARC attack on an oil pipeline in the southwest of Colombia has caused the country’s biggest environmental disaster in the past decade, said the country’s environment Minister on Thursday.

FARC guerrillas resisted leadership’s call for ceasefire: Rebel leader
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015 1 comment

FARC guerrillas resisted leadership’s call for ceasefire: Rebel leader

The FARC’s five-month unilateral ceasefire between December and May caused major unrest among guerrilla units, one of the group’s top military commanders and peace negotiator told The Associated Press.

Colombia peace talks ‘at a critical stage, perhaps the most difficult to date': US State Department
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 24, 2015 1 comment

Colombia peace talks ‘at a critical stage, perhaps the most difficult to date': US State Department

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, are “at a critical stage, perhaps the most difficult to date,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex  Full Article »