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Targeting of activists continues in Colombia

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Two murders over the Easter weekend highlight the danger human rights defenders are in despite the ongoing peace process By Zoe PC / The Dawn News / April 4 Peasants, Afro-Colombians, indigenous people, women, social leaders, human rights defenders, trade unionists and essentially anyone in Colombia fighting for peace, social […]

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Colombia: Challenges on the road to peace with ELN and the Government
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Colombia: Challenges on the road to peace with ELN and the Government

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Source: HispanTV / The Dawn News / March 14, 2018 The last big Colombian guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) ratifies president Juan Manuel Santos’ decision to resume the peace talks. Aureliano Carbonelli, who is a member of the ELN negotiation delegation, said the armed socialist group has faith […]

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Public Forces Repress the Minga in the Defense of Life

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The demand of a Negotiation Roundtable with the National Government remains. Source: ONIC / The Dawn News / November 1, 2017 From the South to the North, in the streets, roads, rivers, the #MingaPorLaVida (Minga in the Defense of Life) is National… natives fueled the vindication of their rights as […]

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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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Visiting Latin America, Pence keeps threat to Venezuela on table

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CARTAGENA, Colombia — Vice President Mike Pence is walking a line during a trip to Latin America between the region’s opposition to possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, and President Donald Trump’s surprising refusal to rule out that option. Speaking during a joint news conference with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos shortly […]

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