Award-winning crime reporter Javier Valdez killed in Mexico

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nsnbc : The award-winning reporter Javier Valdez who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was killed Monday when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car in the city of Culiacan where he was working. The 50-year-old Javier Valdez received the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Chiquita Papers: How the banana giant funded Colombia’s civil war

nsnbc : In February 2017 the office of Colombia’s Prosecutor confirmed that companies who financed armed groups, including Chiquita will face charges for crimes against humanity. The Chiquita Papers reveal More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Colombia & Panama clash over drug trafficking and war on drugs

nsnbc : Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela claimed Colombia’s peace process was causing an increase in drug-related violence in his country. The remark caused indignation in Colombia where Foreign Minister More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Colombia’s Congress rejects referendum on gay couples’ right to adopt

nsnbc : Colombia’s Congress has rejected a referendum that sought to repeal a controversial Constitutional Court ruling that allows gay couples to adopt children. A House of Representatives committee rejected More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Coca vs Glyphosate: Santos to visit Trump at the White House on May 18

nsnbc : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will visit U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on May 18. It will be the first meeting between Santos and Trump. (archives) The announcement about the meeting More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Colombian FARC and ELN negotiators meet in Cuba to discuss peace

nsnbc : Negotiators of the demobilizing FARC-EP and the ELN, currently engaged in peace talks with the Colombian government, meet in the Cuban capital Havana discuss and coordinate the peace process and exchange More...

Los Urabenos, Colombia's non-existent neo-paramilitaries. Some say that one has to be a Colombian to understand how it feels when one's family has been massacred by a nobody. (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ELN blasts Clombian Military for Supporting Right-Wing AGC Paramilitaries

nsnbc : Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), currently holding official peace talks with the government, accused Colombia’s national army of actively supporting the right-wing neo-paramilitary More...

By nsnbc On Friday, April 21st, 2017

Colombia’s Santos and Venezuela’s Maduro Slug It Out

nsnbc : Bilateral relations between Colombia and Venezuela deteriorated further on Thursday when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos repeated that the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela had failed and Venezuelan More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Two Venezuelan Police Officers Indicted for Killing Protester Daniel Queliz

nsnbc : The public prosecutor has indicted two police officers for the killing of the 20-year-old opposition protester Daniel Queliz during a demonstration in Venezuela’s Carabobo State on April 10 this year. The More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Colombia’s Ex-President Uribe, facing War Crimes Charges, lobbies in the USA against Peace and Transitional Justice

nsnbc : Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe who faces at least four war crimes charges within Colombia’s transitional justice system lobbies the U.S. Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump against More...