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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…

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

Venezuela’s Maduro closes more of country’s border with Colombia
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela’s Maduro closes more of country’s border with Colombia

Ernesto Tovar | AFP - September 8, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro late Monday said he had ordered more of his country's vast border with Colombia closed amid a diplomatic crisis over deportations…

Colombian president to visit tense border city
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Colombian president to visit tense border city

AFP - August 29, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos made plans to fly to a border city Saturday amid soaring tensions with Venezuela that have triggered an exodus of…

Biden urges Latin America to take in Guantanamo prisoners
Global
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Global
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Biden urges Latin America to take in Guantanamo prisoners

AFP - June 18, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a four-country trip across Latin America, said he hoped the region would accept more Guantanamo prisoners to help…

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…

Colombia
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Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission

AFP - June 8, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Negotiators trying to end Latin America's oldest civil war agreed Saturday to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of…

Colombian leader, rival head to runoff vote
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombian leader, rival head to runoff vote

Philippe Zygel | AFP - May 25, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Zuluaga led President Juan Manuel Santos in elections Sunday, but they now face a runoff vote in a crucial campaign…

Colombia’s big ugly election and the prospects for peace
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Colombia’s big ugly election and the prospects for peace

Bloomberg View - May 23, 2014

Wiretaps. Drug-gang payoffs. Clandestine videos. Unspeakable insults. Photoshopped campaign pictures. For Colombia's voters, going to the polls on Sunday comes as a catharsis after the ugliness that…

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