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    Despite Peace Talks, ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

    (Insightcrime.org) When Latin America’s oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN will assume the status of Colombia’s most powerful guerrilla army. But while the ELN are also talking of a peaceful exit, signs on the ground point to a rebel army — and criminal organization — in expansion. […] More

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    FARC Officially Becomes A Political Party On Sept. 1

    Colombia’s FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal. “We will publicly launch the party on September 1 in the Plaza de Bolivar,” in Bogota, FARC commander Carlos Antonio Lozada told a news […] More

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    Short Essay about Colombian Independence

    The history of Colombia is closely related to the Spanish conquest of South America and the history of Spain itself to some extent. The Colombian Declaration of Independence is the most important event associated with the independence of the country. It is a series of activities that took place on July 20, 1810, in Santa […] More

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    The Possibility of a Colombian-Cuban Alliance

    TODAY COLOMBIA – During the opening of a business conference in La Havana, Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced the possibility of a Colombian-Cuban alliance in the hopes to create an attractive tour package aimed at China, Japan and Europe. “I see a great possibility of collaboration with Cuba; a Chinese or a Japanese individual who lands […] More

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    Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

    The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is an act of faith”. After the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (also known by their Spanish initials as FARC), laid down its arms last week as one of the first steps towards implementing the newly signed peace treaty with the Colombian Government, Borges’s […] More

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    Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

    After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015 The peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas helped Colombia consolidate itself as a top tourist destination. It is evidenced by the increase in the number of foreign visitors, according to the Industry, Business, and Tourism minister […] More

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    Colombians Have Good Reason to be Skeptical of FARC Disarmament

    Colombia’s longstanding guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) participated in a symbolic disarmament in the Mesetas region of the country’s Meta department, southeast of Bogota. This region is one of the epicenters of the group’s criminal activity, where ferocious armed attacks have been carried out against local residents and military and police […] More

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    Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

    TODAY COLOMBIA – When Victoria Sandino, a long-time fighter in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), joined the guerrilla organisation’s peace talks with her country’s government in 2014, she never imagined that she and her comrades would end up launching a new women’s movement. It’s called “insurgent feminism”, and, while still nascent, this philosophy […] More

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    Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

    TODAY COLOMBIA – In recent months, Colombia has experienced a growing interest in Bitcoin, the virtual currency that currently costs US $2,524 per coin. That high price has caused investors in the country to start paying even closer attention to the “cryto”-net, but Bitcoin is not without its controversies. Many investors have claimed the currency […] More

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    Disarmament of Latin America’s Oldest Civil Conflict Close To A Complete End

    TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s leftist The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC ) rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations (UN) said. UN monitors “today have the entirety of the FARC’s registered individual arms stored away,” except for some that were exempted […] More

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    Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

    TODAY COLOMBIA – A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Medellin. At least six people dead and 31 missing, officials reported. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El Almirante ferry sank. […] More

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    Eight Arrested in Bogota Shopping Mall Bombing

    The City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17 bombing in which three women were killed and nine injured. The arrested in the town of El Espinal, Tolima, are ndividuals affiliated with a new urban militia group known as Movimiento […] More

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    More Venezuelans Flee to Colombia As Situation Worsens

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as “Little Mene Grande,” named after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from. The women do their makeup in front of a mirror hanging from the security […] More

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