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Court orders presidential apology for linking unions with FARC guerrillas

Words don´t kill, but in Colombia public denunciations often precede the paramilitary assassins.

That´s why a newspaper column written seven years ago by an adviser to then president Álvaro Uribe is still making news in Colombia. 521 more words

Peace And Politics

Connecting Colombias 69 views away from minor milestone, one thousand views in a month

Paramilitaries threatening to play football with a politician´s head, confused guerrillas opening fire on a fellow leftist´s presidential-campaign convoy and an environmental disaster that causes thousands of animals to die of thirst, are a few of the subjects in the files of… 374 more words

Peace And Politics

Human rights workers, union leaders massacred while Colombia talks peace with FARC

The massacre of Colombian human rights defenders and union leaders continues at an alarming rate, unaffected by peace talks, an Amnesty International investigator said this week. 277 more words

Peace And Politics

Paramilitary presence lurks behind Gustavo Petro´s political assassination

The still shocking removal of Gustavo Petro as Bogotá mayor yesterday added to the recent electoral evidence that Colombian paramilitary-political alliances are flourishing, certainly more than their left-wing critics. 686 more words

Peace And Politics

Crimea: Russia's Paramilitary Strategy and NATO's Conundrum

With the referendum on Crimea having come and gone with a overwhelming margin for Russian Incorporation, the Ukraine Crisis has reached a definitive moment. As Russia moves for annexation, the world stands at the edge of a great dilemma. 1,876 more words

Current Affairs

Chiapas: Denunciation from San Sebastián Bachajón regarding maneuvers to formalize looting of ejidal territory for touristic ends

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On 4 March, ejidatarios from San Sebastián Bachajón, Chilón municipality, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, denounced by means of a communique that the officialist commissioner… 345 more words

Human Rights

Paramilitary-style group invades Bogotá university, interrogates, intimidates students

The threatening presence of a group of armed, masked men who appeared suddenly on Bogotá´s Universidad Naciónal campus this week have left a number of questions and substantial fear behind. 392 more words

Peace And Politics