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Colombian paramilitaries advance as peace plebiscite approaches

Paramilitary violence threatens efforts to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. Time to demand the U.S. government no longer support them.

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Peace agreement in Colombia ends brutal, decades-long war

The agreement signed August 24 represents final approval of preliminary agreements reached by the FARC and the Colombian government.

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Cuba, the unifier, promotes peace in Colombia

When FARC and the Colombian government began negotiations in 2012 to end 52 years of war, the two sides looked to Cuba.

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New, but partial, peace agreement signals war’s end in Colombia

Questions remain about whether the state will follow through on its commitments.

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Colombian professor, jailed for his ideas, begins hunger strike

Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a sociology professor at Colombia's National University, is being held in maximum security at a prison in Bogota.

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FARC and Colombian government near successful conclusion of peace talks

There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims. 

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Venezuela's experiment with socialism under siege from the right

President Maduro's socialist government is under siege from business-oriented right-wingers; voting on December 6 for National Assembly delegates will be a test of strength.

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Who are the political prisoners in Colombia?

An inquiry in the context of the peace negotiations between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas by a former political prisoner.

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Crisis in Colombian peace talks: who is responsible?

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a halt to peace talks in Havana between his government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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Assassination marks anti-socialist terror campaign against Venezuela

Venezuelan National Assembly deputy Robert Serra and companion María Herrera were murdered on October 1 in Caracas.

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