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War zone extends to Colombian prisons

Negotiators at peace talks in Cuba between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are discussing political prisoners as part of their current agenda item.

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Jesse Jackson visits Cuba

Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

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Agrarian strike in Colombia triggers repression, wider struggle

Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,

Land remains key to negotiated peace in Colombia

Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.

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Colombian senator: U.S.-backed labor rights plan a flop

The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.

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Campaign to free Colombia's David Ravelo draws global support

Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.

Free David Ravelo! Peace in Colombia - with justice!

Ravelo, a well-known human rights activist, is the victim of flawed judicial processes.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.

Colombian prisoners demand justice

Popular momentum is building to ensure that any settlement coming out of upcoming peace negotiations with insurgents promotes social justice.

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Colombian government, pressured, will negotiate with FARC

Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.

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