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Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer
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Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - November 30, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – André Monroy Gómez was in Madrid when he was supposed to show up for his military exam. His parents had taken the then-18-year-old Colombian…

Cúcuta: Colombia’s city of contraband and a broken Bolivarian dream
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Cúcuta: Colombia’s city of contraband and a broken Bolivarian dream

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - November 19, 2015

CÚCUTA, Colombia – As he walked along the aisles of the supermarket, 25-year-old Nestor Usa Torres pointed to items on the shelves: sunflower oil, powdered milk, shampoo.…

Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Why that’s a blow to the US
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Why that’s a blow to the US

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - November 11, 2015

TIERRADENTRO, Colombia – Illegal coca cultivation is surging in Colombia, erasing one of the showcase achievements of U.S. counternarcotics policy and threatening to send a burst of cheap…

30-year-old Dutch photos help ID victims in 1985 Colombia Justice Palace siege
Colombia
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Colombia
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30-year-old Dutch photos help ID victims in 1985 Colombia Justice Palace siege

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - November 9, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – It was a cold January morning in 1986 when two Dutch journalists, Jan Thielen and Harry van der Aart, arrived at a cemetery in…

Victims killed in 1985 Colombia Justice Palace battle identified
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Colombia
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Victims killed in 1985 Colombia Justice Palace battle identified

AFP - October 21, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- The remains of three women who vanished in fighting when leftist rebels briefly captured the Colombia Justice Palace in 1985 have been identified, the Attorney General's office said…

An end to Colombia’s war seems close – except in rebel territory
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An end to Colombia’s war seems close – except in rebel territory

Joshua Partlow, Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - October 19, 2015

LA ESPERANZA, Colombia – Maybe someday, if the truce holds, the covered soccer pitch in this mountain town will become something of a memorial, the precise hilltop spot…

Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks
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Colombia
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Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - September 24, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in their peace negotiations, bringing the country to…

One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him
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One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him

Joshua Partlow and Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - August 9, 2015

MUZO, Colombia — The chopper touched down on the hillside helipad and Charles Burgess, a cigar-chomping former U.S. government employee, stepped out to survey the full sweep…

Prisoner in Colombia gets liposuction on the sly
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Colombia
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Prisoner in Colombia gets liposuction on the sly

AFP - July 17, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A Colombian prisoner given permission to undergo surgery to fix a breast implant took advantage of her trip to the operating room to get liposuction, prison…

Colombia, FARC reach agreement on de-escalating conflict
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Colombia, FARC reach agreement on de-escalating conflict

AFP - July 12, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- The Colombian government reached a historic agreement Sunday with leftist FARC guerrillas to de-escalate the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana said. The move marks a…

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