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The Colombian government established the decoration in 1954 to recognize civilian and military recipients of Colombian and foreign nationality for ... Since 2000, the U.S. invested significant funding to support Colombia's security efforts, including military assistance from Southcom, which changed over ...
That prompted an angry response from the now-demobilized FARC, Colombia's onetime main rebel group that signed a landmark peace deal with Bogota in 2016 and then transformed itself into a political party. Since February 2017, the Colombian government has been holding talks in the Ecuadoran ...

In Colombia, a group of 25 children and young people have just made legal history: They successfully put their government on trial for causing climate ... The judges ordered the presidency and the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture to create an "intergenerational pact for the life of the Colombian ...
The government is sending in 12,000 soldiers to this area within the Santander department, according to the Colombian vice president, Oscar Naranjo, who arrived today to Catatumbo. Naranjo told the press today: "we're managing an emergency. The government doesn't want communities to keep leaving ...
The Colombian government on April 10 announced the dismissal of Gloria Ospina, the director of the Colombia Peace Fund (Fondo Colombiano de Paz – FCP), the agency responsible for managing the majority of the funding dedicated to the implementation of the peace agreement with the Revolutionary ...
... declared an "armed stoppage" in the region which closed businesses and left many roads empty of traffic. It says the much larger ELN, or National Liberation Army, has been trying to evict it from the region and has promised to fight back. The Colombian government suspended peace talks with the ELN in ...

De facto civil war between the Colombian government and various guerrilla groups — most notably the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC — fueled by illegal drug production, had mired the country in underdevelopment for decades. Even in the wake of the government's peace agreement ...
"It is clear, despite numerous international commitments, regulations ... that the Colombian state has not efficiently addressed the problem of deforestation in the Amazon," the supreme court said. Colombia's rainforest covers an area roughly the size of Germany and England combined but is slowly being ...
By Ucilia Wang. An appeals court in Colombia on Thursday reversed a lower court decision and ruled that the country's government, from the president to local municipalities, must create and implement plans within five months to stop deforestation in the Amazon. The court, in 4-3 ruling, also said that the ...
This callout box includes a weekly update on releases and work specifically related to implementing the Final Peace Accord between the Government (GOC) and the FARC in Colombia. The current government now has three months to get the remaining legislation for the implementation of the Peace ...
BOGOTA, April 3 (Reuters) - Colombia's coffee federation on Tuesday asked the government for direct help for growers of the bean, amid lower prices -- both international and internal -- and a strengthening peso currency. Internal coffee prices fell to 746,304 Colombian pesos ($267.20) per 125-kilo ...
The captors carried heavy weapons and "identified themselves as members of the ELN," the spokesman said. Authorities say the kidnappings are part of a fight between the ELN and remnants of a Maoist guerrilla group known as the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), a group the Colombian government says ...
For decades, the Colombian government has implemented a strict policy of forced eradication of coca crops via aerial fumigation by military forces, with the important support of U.S. military forces as part of a long-standing cooperation know as Plan Colombia. However, the plan failed to properly fight ...
In November, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos admitted that the government has made mistakes in the process, but told the country to "be patient" ... But since Colombia is in an election year, many citizens are already looking forward to what a new government will bring, rather than expecting new ...
On previous occasions we have sent comments and suggestions regarding proposed copyright legislation in Colombia. See http://infojustice.org/archives/9414 . We write today to offer our views on Article 14 of the proposed Copyright reform dealing with limitations and exceptions. Our central concern is ...
The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume peace talks on 15 March in the Ecuadorian capital Quito, both parties said. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's government suspended negotiations in January following an escalation in violence on police stations that ...
PEACE TALKS. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2018 is seen a symbolic round table placed at Bolivar square in Bogota, during a demonstration asking for the reactivation of the peace talks, between the Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla, which were suspended after a string of deadly ...

Colombia's former FARC guerrilla group is making its electoral debut as a recognized political party in congressional elections on Sunday. The FARC became a political party in December 2016, after signing a peace deal with the Colombian government that ended 52 years of bloody civil conflict in which ...
FARC fought the Colombian government for more than over 50 years before signing a peace deal with the government in 2016. They gave up their weapons and turned into a political ... their arrival in politics has proven far from simple. Al Jazeera's as Alessandro Rampietti reports from Tierralta, Colombia.
Peace negotiations between Colombia and the ELN started on Feb. 27, 2017, in Quito, Ecuador, but they were called off by President Santos on Jan. 10 after the Colombian government accused ELN fighters carrying out attacks on oil infrastructure and Colombian security forces. Since then, the ELN's Chief ...
Colombia's public defender's office has said that at least 22 community leaders and human rights campaigners have been murdered so far this year in what is a growing wave of right-wing violence since the government of president Juan Manuel Santos signed the peace accord with Farc, bringing a ...
In September 2016 Colombia's government signed a peace agreement with the country's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — known as the FARC ... It was from here that Pablo Escobar ruled his cocaine empire and where he was killed by Colombian police in 1993. According ...
Discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity remains commonplace in Colombia in spite of the aforementioned advances. This year's elections are also taking place against the ongoing implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the ...
Venezuelans use social media to share information about migration and the cost of the journey it takes to arrive in a Colombian city. These groups ... Many Venezuelans cannot wait the long months it takes to receive a passport or to have documents like diplomas certified by the government in Venezuela.
His original affiliate, the centrist Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) does does everything possible to distance itself from the incumbent. But even if their candidate, Santos' chief peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle, manages to disassociate himself from the current government, his ...
On International Women's Day, Colombian authorities should spotlight female activists like Guisao, who are being threatened and killed, and honor their ... In the face of increasing violence against activists, Colombia's government should redouble its efforts to protect them—including in areas formerly ...
The grants are part of INL's work in Colombia to counter international crime and narcotrafficking, and to strengthen public security forces, courts, and penal system. The operations are coordinated with various ministries of the Colombian government. “[The] institutions that represent Colombian diversity not ...
Canada had a small military team on standby to take part in a high-profile United Nations peacekeeping mission in Colombia, but foot-dragging on Ottawa's ... ready to go by October 2016 — just weeks after the Liberal government committed itself to deploying 600 troops and 150 police officers in support of ...
The results of the study Rural Colombia Post-conflict 2017, conducted by the Observatory of Democracy of the Universidad de los Andes with the support and funding of USAID, highlights some of the challenges that Colombian authorities, the government and society must face at this juncture. The study ...
Leonor Galeano and her adolescent daughter were driven from their home by fighting between the Colombian government and left-wing rebels. ... official register that collates specific data on the number of women and children who have been victims of sexual violence in the context of Colombia's conflict.
His career in journalism began while he was studying law at the National University of Colombia - from there he fell in love with writing and became very ... With his newfound fame, Gabriel became a facilitator between the Colombian government and guerrilla rebels and became friends with powerful ...
It was a long hard road for Colombia's Santos government to achieve peace with the Andean nation's largest rebel group the Fuerzas Armadas ... Legislative and presidential elections which are to occur in March and May 2018 respectively have highlighted the fissures which exist in Colombian society.
By Michelle Begue in Putumayo, Colombia. Leonor Galeano and her adolescent daughter were driven from their home by fighting between the Colombian government and left-wing rebels. While safe from gunfire, they had entered a whole new world of peril. Finally settling in a new home in the south of the ...
Colombia is currently a country in transition. Since the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) in November 2016, the country has faced a series of political, social and institutional transformations. Journalism is not an ...
For decades, the government's war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a guerrilla army known as FARC, made this a risky place to visit. After the Colombian military established a stronger presence in the area about 12 years ago, a trickle of tourists began arriving. With Colombia's civil ...
On March 3, the Lizama 158 well, operated by the state oil company Ecopetrol, began spewing crude in a remote area of central Colombia. This incident, which appeared to be contained and isolated for the energy giant, quickly deteriorated when heavy machinery failed to tap the well. The oil that surfaced ...
Since 2012, Santos' government had been negotiating with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), an armed group that fought the Colombian state for over 50 years. In August 2016, negotiators announced a final agreement to end the conflict that had left 220,000 people dead and ...
According to the latest Colombia Cultivation Survey, coca cultivation increased by 52 percent between 2015 and 2016, with more than 360,750 acres dedicated to growing the plant. The key to staunching the cocaine trade will be to surge Colombian government resources and presence into former areas ...
As the result of an economic recession in the late 1990s, several government guarantees were triggered, leading to cumulative payments of up to two percent of the Colombian GDP by 2004. The materialization of these contingent liabilities generated a financial shock to an economy already under pressure ...
Talks between the guerrilla and Colombian government formally began in February 2017 after a 10-month exploratory period with Colombia's last remaining Marxist insurgency. Ecuador, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Norway, and Venezuela are guarantor nations of the talks. When ELN claimed responsibility for ...
It is now more than a year since the Colombian government ratified a peace deal with Farc rebels that had been rejected by a narrow majority in a ... to the country's post-conflict minister Rafael Pardo on his visit to Dublin this week, and also to Tom Hennigan, who reports on Colombia for The Irish Times.
According to the report, the Colombian government lacks the will to execute the peace deal as agreed and fails to acknowledge the activity of paramilitary groups. “The Government continues to be in denial about the paramilitary groups, qualifying these groups as 'criminal bands' or 'organized armed ...
After the Colombian government suspended the talks, the ELN has reiterated calls to re-establish negotiations and agree on a new ceasefire, but Colombian officials, such as Peace Commissioner Rodrigo Rivera, have dismissed them as "rosy declarations" incompatible with "terrorist facts on the ground.".
The group shifted from being an armed rebel group to a political party, the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, last year, after it made a peace deal with the Colombian government in 2016. The group had fought a bloody 52-year campaign against Colombia's government before signing the ...
The peace accords, signed in 2016, ordered a vast transformation of post-conflict Colombia, including provisions for courts to settle war crimes, investments to wean farmers off the coca trade and a strong push to establish a Colombian government presence in areas that had been under rebel control.
... for bombing three police stations along Colombia's Caribbean coast, including one in a Barranquilla suburb, during the weekend of January 27 which killed seven officers and injured 40. The rebels accuse the Colombian government of “state terrorism” against human rights activists and trade unionists.
A scene from Cartagena, Colombia a day before the signing ceremony of the peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army. Photo by: Rick ... She is able to sell one kilo of plastic for 500 Colombian pesos, approximately $0.18. “We haven't seen ...
Tracking attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Colombia can be a mammoth task. Since it was inaugurated ... The Colombian government is also unable to negotiate peace under the same conditions it did two years ago in La Havana, and the ELN is unlikely to accept similar terms. Bogota is no longer in ...
Twenty-five Colombian youths – one as young as seven – are suing the government for failing to protect the environment and prevent deforestation in ... a court ordered the Netherland's government to reduce its carbon emissions, we are asking that Colombia fulfills its prior commitments to tackle climate ...
Colombian Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga of Tunja, former president of the Colombian bishops' conference, said one of the church's roles is “helping ... After 52 years of armed conflict in Colombia, government and rebel leaders reached a peace accord in late 2016 that put an official end to a war that ...


 

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