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Colombia frees first FARC rebels under peace process
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia frees first FARC rebels under peace process

AFP - January 21, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Colombia said Thursday it has freed 16 FARC guerrillas pardoned in peace negotiations with the leftist rebels, as the two sides move toward a deal…

Demining Colombia will take ‘a generation’: minister
Colombia
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Colombia
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Demining Colombia will take ‘a generation’: minister

AFP - December 29, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Clearing the landmines from the half-century conflict in Colombia, which has the most mines of any country outside Afghanistan, will take a generation, Defense Minister…

Colombia, FARC rebels sign key deal on victims
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FARC
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Colombia, FARC rebels sign key deal on victims

AFP - December 15, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas signed an agreement Tuesday on paying reparations and providing justice for victims of their half-century conflict, a key breakthrough after…

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

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…

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

FARC rebel pleads guilty to taking US hostages in 2003
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Crime
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FARC rebel pleads guilty to taking US hostages in 2003

AFP - August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former FARC rebel pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. court to taking three U.S. citizens hostage in Colombia in 2003. Diego Alfonso Navarete Beltrán, who…

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

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

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