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For some Colombian kids, classroom is jungle and family is FARC
Colombia
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For some Colombian kids, classroom is jungle and family is FARC

Lissy de Abreu - May 14, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Aurora, who grew up doing back-breaking work on a farm in central Colombia, was 12 years old when she first set foot in a classroom,…

US Supreme Court rejects Colombia Chiquita human rights case
Colombia
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Colombia
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US Supreme Court rejects Colombia Chiquita human rights case

AFP - April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a lawsuit filed against U.S. fruit company Chiquita Brands over funding paramilitaries responsible for human rights…

In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage
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Business
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In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage

Christine Jenkins | Bloomberg News - April 15, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia made little of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used…

Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana

AFP - February 25, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — Colombia's government and leftist rebels launched a new round of peace talks Wednesday, one day ahead of the arrival of former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan…

Southern-bloc FARC chief arrives in Cuba to support peace process
Colombia
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Colombia
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Southern-bloc FARC chief arrives in Cuba to support peace process

AFP - December 29, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Joaquín Gómez, head of the Southern Bloc of the FARC and a member of the rebel group’s Secretariat, arrived in Havana Sunday to join…

Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped

AFP - November 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended two-year peace talks with the country's largest rebel group, the FARC, as the military investigated the…

Colombia arrests FARC rebel accused of helping kidnap 3 US contractors
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia arrests FARC rebel accused of helping kidnap 3 US contractors

AFP - August 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian police captured a suspected FARC rebel accused of participating in the kidnapping of three U.S. citizens held hostage from 2003 to 2008, authorities…

Victims’ issues come to the fore in Colombia peace talks
Colombia
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Colombia
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Victims’ issues come to the fore in Colombia peace talks

Alina Dieste | AFP - August 10, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Farmer Elver Montano has a long tale of pain and uprooting to tell as Colombia's peace talks turns to the 5.3 million victims of…

Q&A: Behind the Colombia-FARC talks
Colombia
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Colombia
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Q&A: Behind the Colombia-FARC talks

Lally Weymouth | The Washington Post - August 10, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Four years ago, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to open a secret channel to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas,…

Santos re-elected president in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Santos re-elected president in Colombia

Julia Symmes Cobb and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - June 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election Sunday, surviving a crucial test in his attempt to work out a peace deal with leftist FARC…