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Gormley: 'One life now, many lives later' is not the only solution

Canada must choose between two slogans, we’re told. Canada must choose between the present or the future, we’re told. It’s either “We do not negotiate with terrorists” or “No man left behind.” It’s a life today or many lives tomorrow. 650 more words


In a Rebel Camp in Colombia, Marx and Free Love Reign

By Nicholas Casey

New York Times

IN THE MOUNTAINS OF COLOMBIA — The rebel camp is a Communist time capsule. An old guerrilla fighter sings songs about Che Guevara on his guitar as a crowd leans in to listen, armed with rifles and grenades. 42 more words

FARC rebel rehab hopes to create lasting peace in Colombia (Newsweek)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — It was 3 a.m. one night in November when Boris Forero decided to leave the remote jungle camp at El Naranjal, convinced that the pattering of tropical rain and cover of darkness would conceal his escape. 1,164 more words


Cartel Corner #77: Some Drug Cartels Making More Money From Gold than Coke

Organized crime networks in Latin America have long made their money off of drugs.

But over the past decade, as gold prices have soared, cartels have increasingly turned to illegally mining the metal to earn cash. 210 more words

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Chiquita Bananas and its link to terrorist groups


Chiquita Brands International, the giant international banana producer spent the turn of the millennium defending itself from several lawsuits due to its financing of a terrorist group in Colombia. 2,234 more words

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Caño Cristales: Willy Wonka's River

So, what’s so special about it?

Caño Cristales is a breath-taking ecological wonder, a proud river in Colombia which can lay claim to being a Mecca for wildlife lovers. 743 more words


Opportunities and challenges facing the Peace Talks between the Colombian government and the ELN

By Javier Castellanos* 

The beginning of the public phase of talks between the Colombian government and the ELN offers up great challenges and opportunities for citizen participation in the peace process. 1,198 more words