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News Colombia Government: Colombia condemns vandalism of menorah monument

Published on: Saturday 02 November 2019
Colombia condemns vandalism of menorah monument
News source: http://www.startribune.com/colombia-condemns-vandalism-of-menorah-monument/564285372/

BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian government and Israel's ambassador have condemned the vandalism of a menorah monument in Bogota. The foreign ministry on Friday described the defacement of the ...

News Colombia Government: Colombia: Residents mourn indigenous leaders killed in Cauca

Published on: Sunday 03 November 2019
Colombia: Residents mourn indigenous leaders killed in Cauca
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/colombia-residents-mourn-indigenous-leaders-killed-cauca-191103181437142.html

Instead, the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) has appealed to the Colombian government to follow-through on implementing the 2016 peace accords, which put forth plans for illicit ...

News Colombia Government: Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed

Published on: Friday 01 November 2019
Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed
News source: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/11/1/cristina_bautista_colombia_indigenous_leaders_killed

Four of the community’s unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of U.N. experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent ...

News Colombia Government: Settlers, soldiers and insurgents close in on Colombia’s indigenous Jiw

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Settlers, soldiers and insurgents close in on Colombia’s indigenous Jiw
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/10/settlers-soldiers-and-insurgents-close-in-on-colombias-indigenous-jiw/

GUAVIARE, Colombia — In the north of the department ... that refuses to recognize a 2016 peace agreement signed with the government. “We are surrounded,” complains Bernardo*, a Barrancón ...

News Colombia Government: Maduro Is Playing a Dangerous Game on the Colombian Border

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Maduro Is Playing a Dangerous Game on the Colombian Border
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/07/maduro-is-playing-a-dangerous-game-on-the-colombian-border/

“My government has irrefutable and conclusive proof that corroborates the support of the dictatorship for criminal and narcoterrorist groups that operate in Venezuela to try and attack Colombia ...

News Colombia Government: Ex-Colombia president questioned on witness tampering

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Ex-Colombia president questioned on witness tampering
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/ex-colombia-president-questioned-on-witness-tampering/2019/10/08/9edff7ce-ea44-11e9-a329-7378fbfa1b63_story.html

He led the “no” campaign that preceded Colombian voters rejecting a peace accord with leftist rebels in 2016, though the government later adopted a slightly revised version. Last year, Uribe’s support ...

News Colombia Government: How to Keep the Colombian Peace Deal Alive

Published on: Saturday 07 September 2019
How to Keep the Colombian Peace Deal Alive
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/08/how-to-keep-the-colombian-peace-deal-alive-farc-duque-uribe-colombia/

Those failures represent “death by a thousand cuts” to the peace in Colombia. In particular, the government has failed to move quickly on rural development and effectively reintegrating former ...

News Colombia Government: The Other Americans: Colombia’s Fragile Peace in Splinters

Published on: Sunday 08 September 2019
The Other Americans: Colombia’s Fragile Peace in Splinters
News source: https://progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. “[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics,” a human rights defender says.

News Colombia Government: Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors ‘terrorists’

Published on: Monday 09 September 2019
Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors ‘terrorists’
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombia-to-tell-un-that-venezuela-harbors-terrorists/2019/09/09/6b08956a-d30a-11e9-8924-1db7dac797fb_story.html

A news magazine says leaked intelligence reports indicate that Venezuela’s government is harboring Colombian rebels in its territory — and Colombian officials say that coincides with allegations they will present this month to the United Nations

News Colombia Government: Duque Doubles Down on Colombia’s FARC Dissidents After Call to Arms

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Duque Doubles Down on Colombia’s FARC Dissidents After Call to Arms
News source: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/duque-doubles-down-colombia-farc-dissidents/

After more than 50 years of armed conflict, all three had been key figures in a process that culminated with the historic signing of a peace agreement between the FARC rebels and Colombian government ...

News Colombia Government: Colombia ready to defend against Venezuela "threats": minister

Published on: Wednesday 04 September 2019
Colombia ready to defend against Venezuela "threats": minister
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/colombia-ready-defend-against-venezuela-threats-minister-041539898.html

Colombia is "ready" to defend itself against threats from Venezuela, after that country's president accused Bogota of seeking to provoke military conflict, a minister said Wednesday. Faced with "threats" from Caracas, "Colombian authorities will not give in to provocation

News Colombia Government: Guerrillas’ return to arms in Colombia complicates U.S. policy in Latin America

Published on: Wednesday 04 September 2019
Guerrillas’ return to arms in Colombia complicates U.S. policy in Latin America
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-04/guerrillas-return-to-arms-in-colombia-complicates-u-s-policy-in-latin-america

But a week ago, dissidents from one of the signatories to that agreement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced they were taking up weapons again and would fight the ...

News Colombia Government: Colombia puts $1M price on rebel

Published on: Thursday 29 August 2019
Colombia puts $1M price on rebel
News source: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/aug/30/colombia-puts-1m-price-on-rebel-2019083-1/?news

Colombian President Ivan Duque offered a nearly $1 million reward for the arrest of the top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Thursday after the rebel and a small cadre of hard-liners vowed to resume their insurgency in a major reversal for the country's efforts to end decades of bloody fighting.

News Colombia Government: Colombia FARC negotiators say they are taking up arms again

Published on: Thursday 29 August 2019
Colombia FARC negotiators say they are taking up arms again
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombia-farc-negotiators-say-they-are-taking-up-arms-again/2019/08/29/f3f76dc8-cac8-11e9-9615-8f1a32962e04_story.html

A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is only a blow to the country’s fragile peace, but also provides tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the man the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuela’s president

News Colombia Government: Colombian rebels' rearming ups pressure for Maduro

Published on: Friday 30 August 2019
Colombian rebels' rearming ups pressure for Maduro
News source: http://www.startribune.com/colombia-tribunal-orders-arrest-of-4-farc-leaders-who-rearm/558769202/

A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

News Colombia Government: Colombia Grants Citizenship to Babies Born to Venezuelan Refugees

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Colombia Grants Citizenship to Babies Born to Venezuelan Refugees
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/colombia-grants-citizenship-to-babies-born-to-venezuelan-refugees-11565040915

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—President Ivan Duque’s government is granting citizenship to more than 24,000 children born here to Venezuelan refugees and considered stateless, providing relief to anguished parents ...

News Colombia Government: Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Colombia Offers Citizenship to 24,000 Children of Venezuelan Refugees
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/world/americas/colombia-citizenship-venezuelans.html

Neighboring Colombia has borne the brunt of the exodus, receiving about 1.4 million Venezuelans, according to the Colombian government. At first, Venezuelans found largely open borders to neighboring ...

News Colombia Government: Colombia grants citizenship to 24,000 children born to Venezuelan mothers

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Colombia grants citizenship to 24,000 children born to Venezuelan mothers
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombia-grants-citizenship-to-24000-babies-born-to-venezuelan-mothers/2019/08/05/390f6042-a8b3-11e9-8733-48c87235f396_story.html

Officials here say Duque’s decree will protect a generation of children. “The Colombian government has been firm in its commitment to rise to the height of ethical responsibility and offer help to the ...