Former Colombian Supreme Court Chief Justice arrested on corruption charges

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nsnbc : Justice Francisco Ricaurte, former Chief Justice of Colombia’s Supreme Court, was arrested Wednesday, for his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has shaken up the country’s judicial system and political establishment. Ricaurte is one of four sitting Supreme Court Justices accused of having accepted bribes to favor allegedly More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

At least 248 fatalities in earthquake, we are facing an emergency: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

nsnbc : Following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico’s Puebla region and caused destruction and death even in Mexico City, 125 km from the epicenter, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, has More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico’s Puebla region

nsnbc : A deadly earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s Puebla region on Tuesday at 13:14 local time (18:14 GMT). There have been at least 80 fatalities and the toll is expected to rise. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Colombian bananas: Supreme Court Justice, under investigation for corruption, refuses to step down

nsnbc : Supreme Court Justice Gustavo Malo who was asked to step down after he and his daughter became suspects in a major corruption investigation, refused to abandon his post and insists that it is sufficient More...

By nsnbc On Friday, September 15th, 2017

Colombia’s Justice Ministry drafted bill that would allow demobilization of “illegal” armed groups

nsnbc : Enrique Gil,  Colombia’s Minister of Justice, has drafted a bill that would regulate the demobilization of illegal armed groups like the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces (AGC) a.k.a. Los Urabenos and More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Colombia’s envoy asks UN for help in verifying ceasefire with ELN

nsnbc : Jean Arnault, Colombia’s envoy to the United Nations, said he is having discussions on a request for U.N. assistance in verifying commitments in a temporary bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters: UNHRC

nsnbc : The United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters. The UNHRC chief called for More...

By nsnbc On Friday, September 8th, 2017

Colombia’s AGC and government exchange views on terms for surrender and peace

nsnbc : Colombia’s right-wing neo-paramilitary Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces (AGC), a.k.a. Los Urabenos, on Tuesday published a video through the press, suggesting its willingness to surrender and participate More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Colombian government and ELN agree on bilateral ceasefire ahead of papal visit

nsnbc : The Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), on Monday, reached an agreement on the implementation of a bilateral ceasefire starting October 1. Just 48 hours ahead of the visit More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 4th, 2017

ELN optimistic about bilateral ceasefire before papal visit to Colombia

nsnbc : Pablo Beltran from Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) expressed optimism about a bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian government and the guerrilla before the papal visit this month. Pablo More...