Halfway through Robin Kirk’s More terrible than death and the dynamics and reasons for the Colombian conflict are still as opaque to me as they were before I started reading it. 205 more words
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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) escalated their attacks against Colombia’s oil industry in the first half of 2015, but widespread rejection and criticism is mounting from the country’s citizenry.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered government forces to suspend air strikes against camps belonging to FARC rebels.
The move comes days after the FARC began a month-long unilateral ceasefire in a bid to accelerate peace talks. 176 more words
Reintegrating former guerrilla members has been in the top of the “to do list” for the Colombian government since 2002 when President Uribe cracked down guerrilla organizations, thus in an effort for a reconciliation and to set up clear and fair rules of law to offset uncertainties among the population, a Program for Reincorporation to the Civil Life (PRVC, for its acronym in Spanish) was created and focused on demobilized people through psychosocial care, academic training and access to the national health system. 213 more words
Originally posted in Insightcrime.org
Ecuadorian authorities announced the capture of Diego Mauricio Mejia Rojas, an alleged finance chief of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which operates along Colombia’s southern border with Ecuador. 90 more words
Yesterday we started out on a little tour through the swamps of chavista criminality. First up was Hugo Carvajal, a longtime pal of Hugo Chávez who served as his main conduits to the FARC terrorist group, with which the Bolivarian regime enjoyed very friendly relations. 572 more words