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Colombia’s paramilitary successors continue to threaten human rights defenders
Posted by Joel Gillin on Sep 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s paramilitary successors continue to threaten human rights defenders

Paramilitary successor groups have issued fresh threats against Colombian human rights defenders in recent weeks, leading several groups to call on the government to ensure adequate protection of at risk individuals.

Politicians from northern Colombia behind alleged plot to kill analysts: El Tiempo
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Politicians from northern Colombia behind alleged plot to kill analysts: El Tiempo

Colombian politicians with ties to a criminal group are behind an alleged plot to assassinate two conflict analysts and a reporter, newspaper El Tiempo reported Wednesday.

Colombian authorities thwart plot to assassinate political analysts and reporter
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombian authorities thwart plot to assassinate political analysts and reporter

Colombian authorities said Monday they have thwarted a plot to assassinate two political analysts and a reporter, all linked to conflict observatory Nuevo Arco Iris.

Posted by Zach Edling on Mar 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia congressmen make surprise visit to peace talks

Some politicians have claimed that the trip taken on Sunday by six Colombian congressmen to meet with the peace negotiators for the government and country’s largest guerrilla group FARC is  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Jan 25, 2013 Leave a comment

ELN could ‘grow to 6K members’: NGO

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, could grow from 2,500 to 6,000 armed members if not allowed to participate in the ongoing FARC-government peace talks, said conflict-monitoring NGO Indepaz  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Jan 8, 2013 Leave a comment

FARC violence diminished 80% during ceasefire: NGO

Violence attributed to Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC, “diminished 80%” during the first week of January compared to the same period last year.

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Demobilized guerrillas ready to apologize

Former guerrilla leaders are prepared to apologize for their crimes after Colombia’s Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Esguerra called for approximately 10,000 demobilized members of leftist armed groups to contribute to  Full Article »

Posted by Charles Parkinson on Feb 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Former paramilitaries form anti-land restitution army: NGO

Former paramilitaries are being re-enlisted in a private army which will be used to violently resist the restitution of land to displaced farmers in the north-Colombia Cesar department, according to  Full Article »

Posted by Charles Parkinson on Jan 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia neo-paramilitary groups ‘have protection of the state’: Think tank

Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups continue to enjoy the protection of elements of the state, the director of a leading think tank said Tuesday. In an interview with Colombia Reports, Leon Valencia,  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Number of FARC attacks highest in 15 years: Think tank

Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC has carried out a total of 2,148 attacks in 2011; the highest number in 15 years, a Colombian think tank said Monday. According to Leon  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 26, 2011 Leave a comment

ERPAC demobilization was media show: NGO

The demobilization and the subsequent release of almost all 280 alleged members of neo-paramilitary group ERPAC was nothing but a media show, said Nuevo Arco Iris, an NGO specialized in  Full Article »

Posted by Jean Carrere on Nov 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Colombian columnist flees country amid death threats: colleague

Prominent columnist and conflict analyst Leon Valencia has fled Colombia due to death threats, while his colleague told RCN Radio Wednesday he will have to leave the country as well.  Full Article »

Posted by Alice Boyd on Oct 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Most Colombian mayor candidates have criminal ties: NGO

An NGO monitoring Colombia’s local elections said Monday a large majority of mayoral candidates have ties to convicted criminal politicians or paramilitary groups. The announcement was made following an investigation  Full Article »

Posted by Toni Peters on Sep 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Inspector general slams NGO report on criminal electoral candidates

Colombia’s inspector general severely criticized a report by NGO Nuevo Arco Iris regarding electoral candidates with criminal backgrounds. Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez Maldonado said “[the one] who can disqualify is  Full Article »

Posted by Stephen Manker on Jul 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Uribe critic defends govt contract

Leon Valencia, head of NGO Nuevo Arco Iris and high-profile opponent of former President Alvaro Uribe, defended his recent government contract to identify corrupt political candidates in the October elections.  Full Article »

Posted by Stephen Manker on Jul 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Uribistas slam govt contract for Uribe critic

The granting of a government contract to an organization headed by a high-profile opponent of former President Alvaro Uribe has infuriated Uribe supporters in the coalition of the current president,  Full Article »