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Colombia Reports Colombia’s schools will include peace-building and reconciliation in their curricula as the country’s government is trying to negotiate the end of a 50-year-long war with leftist rebel groups. “Since we’ve been in war for more than 50 years. There is no doubt that the moment has come to educate about peace, to create peace, to learn to live...

Colombia Reports Youth employment in Colombia is most often characterized by poor working conditions, instability, low wages and lack of protections and rights according to a report released by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The ILO report describes how Colombia is one of the worst offenders in Latin America when it comes to protecting the rights of juvenile...

Colombia Reports Colombia’s Lost City, or “Ciudad Perdida,” is the extraordinary archaeological site of a city lost for generations, only rediscovered...

Colombia Reports A combination of an increase in FARC attacks on public security forces and infrastructure, combined with public protests and a closed road has put the people of the south Pacific town in critical danger. Two separate attacks occurred Wednesday injuring four police officers. A grenade thrown in a CAI unit in the Citadel district injured two police officers....

Colombia Reports The European Union (EU) insisted that Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC proceed with peace talks in spite of major setbacks in attempts to deescalate conflict-related violence. The recent uptick in violence is jeopardizing an abundance of progress towards ending the armed conflict, said EU Commission Vice President Federica...

Colombia Reports While more than 13,000 people officially reported missing in Bogota, public outrage in Colombia’s capital is limited, according to a senior government official. Senior Advisor for Victims’ Rights, Peace and Reconciliation, Ana Teresa Bernal, advocated for increased public awareness for the disappeared victims and their families, according to the...

Colombia Reports Almost 200 Colombians have died in the process of manually eradicating coca plants, a strategy the Colombian government adopted after banning the aerial spraying of glyphosate. Defying Washington, Colombia bans glyphosate use for coca fumigation Vice-minister of Defense, Jorge Enrique Bedoya, explained that it is imperative that a safe substitute for...

Colombia Reports For the first time, 21 young caymans were released into the eastern Vichada province of Colombia Tuesday, with the hope that the species will avoid extinction despite being at risk due to over-hunting. The individuals, all between one and two years old, were released into El Tuparro National Park with help from private companies and environmental organizations. “The...

Colombia Reports Colombia’s FARC guerrillas said Wednesday that one of their peace negotiators was killed in an air strike last week that has threatened to derail their talks with the government on ending the five-decade conflict. FARC commander Pastor Alape said his comrade in arms Jairo Martinez was “among the guerrillas murdered” in a strike Thursday on the western...

Colombia Reports Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday commemorated its 51st anniversary, marking the beginning of the 52nd year of an armed conflict that has left more than 7 million victims. The anniversary falls on May 27, the day that in 1964 some 18,000 Colombian soldiers carried out their first attack on a few dozen peasants who would subsequently...

Colombia’s government and rebel group the FARC have not begun their joint demining operation, despite previous statements suggesting that by now it would be well underway. The parties continue to develop the demining plan they agreed to in March and expect to start clearing the explosives “soon,” both sides said Monday. “The demining committee is doing well, if...

Bogota has been forced to reduce the distance covered by its first metro line as a drop in value of Colombia’s currency drastically increased the production cost in pesos. Mayor Gustavo Petro said in October last year that the project would cost 14.5 trillion pesos, or $7.5 billion according to the exchange rate at the time. Bogota presents $7.5B plan for Colombian...

Just under a dozen of Colombia’s top politicians will be seeking to take the second most important office in the country, that of Bogota Mayor, later...