Colombia’s war crimes tribunal sworn in by President Santos

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nsnbc : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, on Monday, swore in 30 judges for the war crimes tribunal under the country’s special jurisdiction for peace and the restorative justice system that was agreed upon as part of the peace accord between the State and the FARC-EP even though it has been watered down much since the signing of the peace More...

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Pablo Beltran (archives)
By nsnbc On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Colombian government seeks new ceasefire with ELN

nsnbc : The Colombian government, responding to international pressure, said that it seeks to resume a ceasefire with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), but that chief government negotiator Gustavo Bell More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Ecuador grants WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange citizenship

nsnbc : Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange Ecuadorian citizenship, said the country’s foreign ministry on Thursday. Assange has been living in asylum in Ecuador’s More...

Alleged ELN attack_Jan 2018_Colombia
By nsnbc On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Colombian government and ELN resume hostilities

nsnbc : Hostilities between Colombia’s government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) resumed after the bilateral ceasefire expired Wednesday, at midnight. The ELN has since then launched isolated More...

ELN guerrilla (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Tensions rise over uncertainties about ceasefire between Colombian State and ELN

nsnbc : With less than 24 hours before the ceasefire between the Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) expires, it is still uncertain whether hostilities will resume on Wednesday or More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Colombia’s ELN to become a primary military target if ceasefire isn’t extended: General Alberto Mejia

nsnbc : Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) will become a primary military target if the current ceasefire isn’t extended, said General Alberto Mejia. The ELN, for its part, said it will More...

Poverty stricken Colombian area. Photo courtesy Luis Perez.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Court orders Colombia’s Congress to ratify temporary seats for victims of civil war but …

nsnbc : A court in the Colombian capital Bogota, on Monday, ordered Colombia’s Congress to ratify 16 temporary seats in the House of Representatives for regions that have been severely affected by armed conflict More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Inflation to top 2,000 percent in 2017: Venezuelan Congress

nsnbc : Venezuela’s Congress reports that the inflation rate has reached quadruple digits and that the inflation rate in 2017 will top some 2,000 percent. The opposition-controlled legislature reported that More...

Maduro proposes crypto currency dubbed "petro". One advantage would be that one doesn't have to use a wheel barrel to transport money when buying a loaf of bread.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Venezuela to lauch crypto currency to bypass U.S. sanctions

nsnbc : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his country will launch a crypto currency to bypass what he described as the United States’ financial blockade imposed on Venezuela. The new currency will be More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

After one year, half of Colombia’s peace agreement is still stuck in Congress

nsnbc : The UN Security Council praised the peace process in Colombia and encouraged all parties to continue implementing the peace agreement. One year after it was signed, half of the peace agreement is still stuck More...