Tag: Juan Manuel Santos

"Press: don't shoot" / Photo credit: April 12, 2017
Colombia News

Colombia: The Media and the Peace

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Source: Trochando sin Fronteras / The Dawn News / April 12, 2017 The media coverage of the peace agreement between the FARC-EP and the government evidences that journalism is not politically nor pedagogically ready to take on the task of informing on this event to the country. For Mario Morales, […]

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An activist lights a candle for Erley Monroy, a social leader murdered in November 2016. Photo credit: Colprensa
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Colombia: Another social leader was assassinated

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By: Mario Zamudio Palma / Source: Pacifista.co / The Dawn News / April 3, 2017 Violence against social leaders in Colombia is neverending. Last Sunday, in Mesetas, strangers approached Eliver Buitrago, President of the Communal Action Board of Buenos Aires’ Street, asked him his name and shot him three times. […]

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News: The National Liberation Army at Peace Dialogues – Colombia

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By: Gustavo Pérez Ramírez / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 21, 2017 At last, past February 7 years of secrets contacts between  the Colombian government and the The National Liberation Army (ELN) ended, and the Public Table of Peace Dialogue was installed at Cashapamba hacienda of […]

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Paramilitary Groups Fight To Take Over Lands Left by FARC

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Source: TeleSUR TV / The Dawn News / February 12, 2017 In Catatumbo, peasant organizations have blocked the demobilization of FARC units in Caño Indio, arguing that they would be left unprotected. Various illegal armed groups have started to fill the void left in rural areas by the recent demobilization of […]

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The FARC-EP are awaiting the approval of the amnesty bill before they start demobilizing. | Photo: farc-ep.co
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Key Colombia Peace Deal Bill on FARC Amnesty on Track to Pass

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Source: Telesur | The Dawn News | December, 20, 2016 The bill seeks to allow FARC rebels to begin demobilizing without the fear of criminal proceedings or assassination attempts. With unanimous votes in favor at the committee level, the Colombian Congress has taken a step toward passing a key amnesty […]

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