VENEZUELA condemned its neighbour Colombia on Sunday night for sending tanks to the border in a “provocation” amid increasing unrest in both countries.
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry released a statement slamming the deployment of armoured vehicles “scant metres from...
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
COLOMBIAN trade unionist and left-wing leader Huber Ballesteros has received renewed death threats from right-wing paramilitaries.
Concerns for the safety of Mr Ballesteros and his family rose after he was sent a message online threatening his partner with sexual violence and his...
Monday 15th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
RESCUE workers started searching at first light yesterday for survivors of deadly floods and mudslides that killed 200 people in the southern city of Mocoa.
Heavy rains caused the three rivers near the city to swell and sent a wall of water through Mocoa late on Friday, sweeping away...
Monday 3rd Apr 2017
COLOMBIAN police shot and beat dozens of Afro-indigenous coca growers in Tumaco on Saturday, leaving eight critically injured.
The campesinos were protesting against government eradication of the plant — which if refined can be made into cocaine but otherwise is a staple crop for...
by WT Whitney Jr
Saturday 25th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
SOLIDARITY campaigners urged the Colombian government to act yesterday after a shocking UN report revealed that far-right paramilitaries murdered 127 people last year.
The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was released in Colombia on Thursday.
It said many of...
Saturday 18th Mar 2017
A WEEK after bombing a police station in the capital Bogota, Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) has urged the government to declare a truce.
Colombia’s second-largest rebel group claimed the February 19 attack, which injured 26 officers, one of whom later died, was...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
COLOMBIA’S peace process was under threat once again yesterday after the army chief of staff threatened to arrest communist rebels.
UN monitors said earlier this month all 6,900 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) guerillas had completed their transfer to demobilisation...
Tuesday 28th Feb 2017
THE last of thousands of Colombian communist guerillas have reached demobilisation areas under last year’s historic peace accord, monitors said on Saturday.
Officials said the final 300 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) rebels had arrived at a zone in Caqueta...
Monday 20th Feb 2017
Colombian president denies links to corruption scandal
Thursday 9th Feb 2017