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
posted by Morning Star in World
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
posted by James Tweedie in World
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
COLOMBIA’S ELN rebels questioned the government’s commitment to peace on Monday amid a wave of peasant-leader killings.
In a statement to reporters, ELN chief negotiator Pablo Beltran expressed “serious doubts” about the government’s good faith in talks...
Wednesday 25th Jan 2017
COLOMBIA’S National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels have agreed to release a highprofile captive, clearing the path for peace talks.
The deal struck after months of unofficial negotiations was revealed on Wednesday at a press conference in Ecuador’s capital Quito, where the...
Friday 20th Jan 2017