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Colombia: A dangerous set back

Colombia: A dangerous set back

posted by International Crisis Group

Colombia’s attempt to end five decades of bloodshed could be at risk, after local Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) units appeared to have breached a four-month-old unilateral ceasefire by  Full Article »

Peace talks

Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11

Colombia’s dismayed reaction to FARC attack killing 11

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The FARC guerrillas have thrown a bucket of cold water at Colombia’s hope for peace through their killing of 11 soldiers on Wednesday, say national media, while 61.8% of Colombians surveyed  Full Article »

News

10 soldiers killed in southwest Colombia ‘FARC attack’

10 soldiers killed in southwest Colombia ‘FARC attack’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC reportedly killed 10 soldiers in the southwest of Colombia on Wednesday. Local media said the deadly combat followed a rebel attack, which would be a violent breach of a unilateral  Full Article »

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Pan-American highway closed after ‘FARC bombing’

Pan-American highway closed after ‘FARC bombing’

posted by David Wing

Alleged FARC rebels blew up part of the Pan-American Highway, the main road connecting Ecuador to Colombia’s largest cities.

Pacific

Colombia’s largest tourism operator abandons Pacific island after FARC attack

Colombia’s largest tourism operator abandons Pacific island after FARC attack

posted by Robin Llewellyn

Colombia’s largest tourism operator, Aviatur, has suspended all operations on the Pacific island of Gorgona after a FARC attack over the weekend killed one policeman and injured six others.

Peace talks

Santos suspends Colombia peace talks after FARC ‘captures general’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, hours after the guerrillas had detained a general in western Colombia.

News

UN demands FARC respects rights of Colombia’s indigenous population

UN demands FARC respects rights of Colombia’s indigenous population

posted by David Wing

The United Nations in Colombia has condemned the recent killing of two indigenous men by FARC guerrillas, demanding the rebels respect indigenous’ rights.

News

FARC accused of killing 2 members of southwest Colombia indigenous community

FARC accused of killing 2 members of southwest Colombia indigenous community

posted by Piotr Wojciak

A wave of outrage swept across the Cauca state in southwestern Colombia after the murder of two members of the indigenous guard allegedly committed by a group of FARC fighters.

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Bombs explode in southwest Colombia; 18 injured

Bombs explode in southwest Colombia; 18 injured

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Three bombs exploded in the southwest Colombian city of Tumaco late Tuesday. Authorities have blamed rebel group FARC for the attack on the three-year anniversary of the death of FARC leader “Alfonso  Full Article »

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Rebels attack oil pipeline in southern Colombia

Rebels attack oil pipeline in southern Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Local authorities in southern Colombia on Thursday requested a suspension of pumping oil after another rebel attack on a pipeline.