Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday replaced his defense minister in a possible move towards a bilateral ceasefire and peace deal with rebel group FARC.
Colombia’s defense minister and the country’s ambassador to the United States might soon be switching office as president Juan Manuel Santos is preparing a cabinet shuffle ahead of a possible peace Full Article »
As if ongoing revelations of police corruption wasn’t enough, Colombia’s defense minister announced this week to investigate the unpopular institution for possible infiltration by the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group.
Colombia’s defense minister on Monday proposed that all gold must be sold to the country’s central bank to prevent illegal armed groups’ involvement in profitable illegal mining operations.
United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised Colombia’s role as a “security exporter” within Latin America on a recent trip to the country, according to a Department of Defense press Full Article »
Colombia is considering a bill to renew conscription to military and social service for both men and women, the Defense Ministry has announced.
A member of the leftist opposition party Democratic Pole on Tuesday filed suit against Colombia’s defense minister over ongoing ilegal recruitment practices in the army, according to El Espectador newspaper.