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State, ‘paramilitaries’ responsible for most of Colombia’s human rights violations: Report
Sep 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

State, ‘paramilitaries’ responsible for most of Colombia’s human rights violations: Report

posted by Joel Gillin

The vast majority of human rights violations in Colombia last year were committed by paramilitaries and government forces, according to a conflict analysis NGO.

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More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: Report
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

More than 20 Colombia military members investigated for espionage: Report

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s top military intelligence chief along with 21 of his subordinates are being investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office for illegally spying on ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, according to  Full Article »

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Colombia army admits recruitment ‘raids’ are illegal
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia army admits recruitment ‘raids’ are illegal

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia’s army has acknowledged that forcing youths into trucks on the pretext of checking their military status is against the law, newspaper El Espectador reported on Thursday.

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Colombia’s military will have same justice benefits as FARC: President
Sep 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military will have same justice benefits as FARC: President

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s president reiterated that the armed forces will have the same legal benefits as FARC guerrillas in an eventual peace deal but also announced the creation of a fund to  Full Article »

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Colombian military claims killing 21 FARC and ELN rebels in combat
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian military claims killing 21 FARC and ELN rebels in combat

posted by Emil Foget

The Colombian army said Monday it has killed 21 and captured six guerrillas of the country’s largest armed rebel group FARC and the smaller ELN in several operations in the southwest of the country.

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Colombia’s armed forces commander, 8 other generals, accused of ordering civilian killings
Sep 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s armed forces commander, 8 other generals, accused of ordering civilian killings

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The commander of Colombia’s armed forces and eight other generals have been accused of being complicit in a scandal involving the killing of thousands of civilians to inflate the military’s apparent  Full Article »

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Santos calls to maintain offensive, increase pay for military amid peace talks
Sep 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos calls to maintain offensive, increase pay for military amid peace talks

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday called on the military to maintain its offensive against leftist rebel group FARC and promised to increase soldiers’ salaries while the government is  Full Article »

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Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict
Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military assured ‘equal justice’ in post-conflict

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

The Senate Peace Commission set to rest a big concern of Colombia’s military regarding transitional justice in the event of a peace deal with Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC.

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Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights
Aug 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights

posted by Steven Cohen

Two high court decisions handed down in Bogota Tuesday fell firmly in favor of their transgender plaintiffs, both of whom argued successfully that Colombia’s military service requirement was an infringement on  Full Article »

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Key suspect in Jaime Garzon murder case captured in central Colombia
Jul 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Key suspect in Jaime Garzon murder case captured in central Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

An ex-colonel accused of plotting the 1999 murder of one of Colombia’s most beloved comedians, Jaime Garzon, has been captured, Colombian media reported on Thursday.

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