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News Colombia Politics: UN envoy: Vast majority of Colombia rebels back peace deal

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
UN envoy: Vast majority of Colombia rebels back peace deal
News source: http://www.startribune.com/un-envoy-vast-majority-of-colombia-rebels-back-peace-deal/562744692/

"The vast majority" of former fighters with Colombia's largest rebel group remain committed to the 2016 peace deal with the government despite a few ex-commanders taking up arms again, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

News Colombia Politics: Colombia ex-rebels testify on kidnappings at peace tribunal

Published on: Monday 23 September 2019
Colombia ex-rebels testify on kidnappings at peace tribunal
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/colombia-ex-rebels-testify-on-kidnappings-at-peace-tribunal/2019/09/23/26ee599c-de1c-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html

Whether Colombia’s peace process is deemed credible in the eyes of victims and skeptical citizens will hinge largely on whether the ex-combatants can provide a detailed account of their war crimes, ...

News Colombia Politics: The beguiling and horrifying Monos sinks you deep into Colombia’s tense political soil

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
The beguiling and horrifying Monos sinks you deep into Colombia’s tense political soil
News source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/reviews/article-the-beguiling-and-horrifying-monos-sinks-you-deep-into-colombias/

Go ahead and call Monos a Colombian riff on Lord of the Flies – the filmmakers behind the new drama certainly won’t mind, given that one shot in their film lingers on a severed pig’s head held atop a ...

News Colombia Politics: Colombia’s historic peace agreement with the FARC is fraying. We talked to 1,700 Colombians to understand why.

Published on: Tuesday 06 August 2019
Colombia’s historic peace agreement with the FARC is fraying. We talked to 1,700 Colombians to understand why.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/06/colombias-historic-peace-agreement-with-farc-is-fraying-we-talked-colombians-understand-why/

Colombia’s military leaders have ordered soldiers to prioritize ... with the exception of including the FARC in the political system. While ordinary citizens have not yet seen the benefits in their ...

News Colombia Politics: No country to call home? Some babies born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents lack birthright citizenship

Published on: Sunday 11 August 2019
No country to call home? Some babies born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents lack birthright citizenship
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/08/11/birthright-citizenship-babies-venezuela-migrants-colombia/1887388001/

Rodriguez and her baby would have to travel back into Venezuela, but the country is sinking deeper into political violence, food and medicine shortages. Children like Rodriguez’s were instead ...

News Colombia Politics: Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

Published on: Thursday 18 April 2019
News source: https://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-colombia-trujillo-4592485-Apr2019/

JUAN MANUEL SANTOS was inspired by the Irish peace process. When the former President of Colombia started negotiating a peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces ...