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

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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 if he abandons cases involving Senators who allegedly bribed him. Gustavo Malo Twenty-two of Justice Malo’s colleagues have requested More...

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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...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Luciano Marin a.k.a. Ivan Marquez assumed FARC leadership

nsnbc : Luciano Marin a.k.a. Ivan Marquez has assumed the leadership of Colombia’s FARC after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) was rebranded as political party More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Colombia’s FARC reborn as political party

nsnbc : Colombia’s former guerrilla las launched itself as Alternative Revolutionary Communal Forces keeping its FARC acronym and completing its transformation from a guerrilla to a legal, non-militant political More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, August 31st, 2017

UN report finds repression and human rights abuse in Venezuela

nsnbc : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a news release, stressed that his office found extensive human rights violations and abuses, committed in the wake of anti-Government More...