COLOMBIA’S communist rebel army will relaunch itself as a political party on September 1, Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada announced in Bogota on Monday.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) military council, meeting in the capital, took the decision eight months...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
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COLOMBIAN Justice Minister Enrique Botero confirmed at the weekend that he will issue a new decree on releasing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) detainees today.
“It will be a decree that overcomes obstacles to materialisation of freedoms and to securing fulfilment...
Monday 17th Jul 2017
COLOMBIAN trade union leader Roman Acosta was shot dead at the weekend as he watched his son play football.
The National Union of Agricultural Workers president, who represented sugar cane cutters in the mainly Afro-Colombian province of Valle del Cauca on the Pacific coast, was...
Monday 3rd Jul 2017
COLOMBIAN President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) leader Timochenko attended a ceremony on Tuesday to toast completion of the Farc disarmament process.
Mr Santos told those assembled in the former Farc stronghold Mesetas that “peace was real...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
EIGHT alleged members of an unknown Colombian terrorist group were arrested on Saturday over last week’s Bogota shopping centre bombing that killed three people.
The Defence Ministry said the arrests of four women and four men took place simultaneously in Bogota and the central...
Monday 26th Jun 2017
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Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
COLOMBIA’S National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels attacked claims they were behind Saturday’s bombing in a Bogota shopping centre that killed three people.
The bomb also injured nine people when it detonated in a women’s toilet in the Centro Andino centre in the...
Monday 19th Jun 2017
SEB ORDONEZ and PATRICK KANE report on the civil strike in Buenaventura, Colombia
Wednesday 31st May 2017
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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