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Colombian Police Force Murders 8 Peasants and Injures 52
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Colombian Police Force Murders 8 Peasants and Injures 52

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Source: REMAP / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 On Thursday, October 5, communities of the Colombian veredas of El Tandil, Brisas, Puerto Rico and El Divorcio of the Tumaco municipality, Nariño region, were brutally repressed by the army and the police, who shot at the peasant population as […]

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Letter from a Colombian Peasant to Pope Francis

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / September 6, 2017 You are going to arrive in a country that has been enormously blessed by Mother Earth. With beautiful mountains that still have perpetual snow in their highest peaks, with sacred lakes and lagoons from which crystalline and abundant rivers […]

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Member of the ELN in Colombia. | Photo: Reuters
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ELN, Colombian Government Agree to Temporary Ceasefire

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The bilateral ceasefire will run until Jan. 9, 2018, with an option for renewal. Source: TeleSUR TV / The Dawn News / September 4, 2017 The National Liberation Army and the government of Colombia have reached a ceasefire agreement ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the South American country, according […]

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Colombia: The FARC held a Congress to launch their political party
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Colombia: The FARC held a Congress to launch their political party

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / August 27, 2017 Colombia’s pre-candidates to the presidency didn’t want to be seen with the FARC: none of them accepted the invitation to attend their National Congress “for a transition government for reconciliation and peace”. Only a representative of candidate and current […]

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