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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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Red scare front and center in Colombia

At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.

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Marcha Patriotica takes shape in Colombia

Marchers, 100,000 of them, filled the Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.

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Hemispheric leaders divided on drug policy, Cuba

President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.

Natural resources exploitation in Latin America violates human rights

Argos, fifth largest cement producer in Latin America, used paramilitary groups to force farm families off land thereby expediting land transfers.

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Flower workers: giving Valentine's Day new meaning

Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.

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U.S. steelworkers campaign to free Colombian political prisoners

"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

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