More than 400 people from several villages in northern Colombia were forced to flee their homes and one 14-year-old girl was killed in ongoing violence between leftist rebel group FARC, their neo-paramilitary rivals Full Article »
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a US think tank, sent a letter to Colombia’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday protesting the pending promotion of military officials accused of war crimes.
As many as 24,000 Colombian state agents are implicated in war-related crimes and could benefit from a transitional justice deal if peace with FARC rebels is reached, the prosecution office said Monday.
The use of airstrikes was one of the main strategic elements that severely reduced the FARC’s military capacity ahead of peace talks with the rebel group. Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups are the next target for airstrikes.
Some 800 former Colombian military troops will enter the city port of Aden in Yemen, switching the jungle terrain of their home country for the deserts of Arabia.
Indigenous guards in the southwest of Colombia have detained 27 soldiers following the murder of a former governor of a local reserve.
Colombian army generals are suspected of embezzling millions of dollars from military budgets, El Tiempo newspaper reported Sunday, creating another military corruption scandal.
Colombia will contribute 5,000 to the UN military peacekeeping force in a gradual deployment over the next three years, President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday.
A recently closed transitional justice deal between the government and FARC rebels will not adequately punish perpetrators of war crimes committed during the country’s armed conflict, according to Human Right Watch.
The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has welcomed a justice deal between the Colombian government and Marxist guerrilla group the FARC that was signed earlier this week.
Colombia’s defense minister and the country’s military command on Thursday said that a transitional justice agreement between the government and FARC rebel group is “the most important news in one hundred years.”
Guerrillas, soldiers and politicians who refuse to cooperate with Colombia’s transitional justice risk prison sentences of up to 20 years if found guilty of war crimes in the event of Full Article »