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News Colombia Caqueta: Colombia arrests FARC’s former hostage chief on kidnapping charges

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2020
Colombia arrests FARC’s former hostage chief on kidnapping charges
News source: https://colombiareports.com/colombia-arrests-farcs-former-hostage-chief-on-kidnapping-charges/

Colombia’s prosecution arrested the former hostage chief ... Sombra and former FARC mid-level commander “Kafir” were involved in the kidnapping of a rancher in the southern Caqueta province in ...

News Colombia Caqueta: With Traceable Colombian Microlots, FNC and USAID Launch Coffee For Peace

Published on: Tuesday 29 October 2019
With Traceable Colombian Microlots, FNC and USAID Launch Coffee For Peace
News source: https://dailycoffeenews.com/2019/10/29/with-traceable-colombian-microlots-fnc-and-usaid-launch-coffee-for-peace/

Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a major marketing and trade facilitation initiative called ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Citizen Scientists Find Over 500 Species Living In This Latin American Mega-City

Published on: Friday 18 October 2019
Citizen Scientists Find Over 500 Species Living In This Latin American Mega-City
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewwight/2019/10/18/citizen-scientists-find-over-500-species-living-in-this-latin-american-mega-city/

Another example of the power of crowd-sourcing occurred in July 2019 at a training workshop in remote Caqueta Department (state) , on the fringe of the Colombian Amazon. Carolina Soto, leader of the ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Monos Madness: Child Soldiers Film Shows What Colombia Risks If Civil War Reboots

Published on: Tuesday 01 October 2019
Monos Madness: Child Soldiers Film Shows What Colombia Risks If Civil War Reboots
News source: https://www.wlrn.org/post/monos-madness-child-soldiers-film-shows-what-colombia-risks-if-civil-war-reboots

Listen Listening... 4:45 A squad of teenaged guerrillas is guarding an American hostage in a remote mountain camp that feels like the edge of the earth. One night Colombia’s civil war arrives in a ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Doing bad to be good: remedying the realities of youth participation in Colombia’s non-state armed groups

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Doing bad to be good: remedying the realities of youth participation in Colombia’s non-state armed groups
News source: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2019/10/10/doing-bad-to-be-good-remedying-the-realities-of-youth-participation-in-colombias-non-state-armed-groups/

Policies and interventions designed to target "bad" youth involved in the extralegal activities of Colombia's non-state armed groups are too simplistic to prove effective. The reality of youth involvement is complex and heterogenous, not least because it can be motivated by "good" intentions and obscured by "good" behaviours. Only a more holistic approach and a shift in paradigmatic thinking can recognise these realities and move towards more effective efforts to reduce youth participation, writes Erin K. McFee (University of Chicago).

News Colombia Caqueta: Ex-FARC leaders' return to arms brings back memories of bloodshed

Published on: Friday 30 August 2019
Ex-FARC leaders' return to arms brings back memories of bloodshed
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/farc-leaders-return-arms-brings-memories-bloodshed-190830175538010.html

That was the feeling in March for Marifer Culman Ortiz, a 19-year-old working to deactivate landmines in her jungled home of Caqueta, Colombia, once the heart of the FARC's fight against the ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Dissident FARC rebels killed in Colombia after taking up arms again

Published on: Saturday 31 August 2019
Dissident FARC rebels killed in Colombia after taking up arms again
News source: https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/31/dissident-farc-rebels-killed-in-colombia-after-taking-up-arms-again

Nine members of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed in a bombing ... in the jungle province of Caqueta, President Ivan Duque said. "Thanks to strategic, ...

News Colombia Caqueta: South Colombia governor sentenced to 7 years in prison over paramilitary ties

Published on: Saturday 08 June 2019
South Colombia governor sentenced to 7 years in prison over paramilitary ties
News source: https://colombiareports.com/south-colombia-governor-hit-with-7-year-jail-sentence-over-links-to-paramilitaries/

Please become our patron and support independent reporting from Colombia. The governor of Caqueta, a province in southern Colombia, has been sentenced to 7 and a half years in jail for conspiring with ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Evading justice or death? Colombia’s former rebel leaders in hiding

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
Evading justice or death? Colombia’s former rebel leaders in hiding
News source: https://colombiareports.com/evading-death-or-justice-colombias-former-rebel-leaders-in-hiding/

Colombia Reports relies on your financial support ... the reintegration of former guerrillas at the Miravalle reintegration site in the southern Caqueta province. According to FARC Senator Victoria ...

News Colombia Caqueta: Ex-FARC Mafia’s 1st Front Close to Controlling Colombia’s Putumayo

Published on: Thursday 27 June 2019
Ex-FARC Mafia’s 1st Front Close to Controlling Colombia’s Putumayo
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/ex-farc-mafias-1st-front-close-to-controlling-colombias-putumayo/

A powerful FARC dissident front is fortifying its presence in the southwestern department of Putumayo, a former guerrilla stronghold, a region dense with coca crops, and a lynchpin in the ex-FARC mafia's efforts to control Colombia's southern border.

News Colombia Caqueta: In Colombia's Coca Heartland, Photos And Drawings Show Life Between War And Peace

Published on: Saturday 13 April 2019
News source: https://www.wbur.org/npr/704440989/in-colombias-coca-heartland-photos-and-drawings-show-life-between-war-and-peace

When Venezuelan photographer Fabiola Ferrero first traveled to the city of Florencia in Colombia, she took two instant cameras with her. Her goal: to portray a country in limbo between war and peace. ...