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Colombian peace talks in serious jeopardy

After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.

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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.

A plea for Liliany Obando, Colombian political prisoner

Class conflict, rural - urban divisions, and impunity for criminals created circumstances putting Obando and other political activists at high risk.

Arrest of human rights activist in Colombia under scrutiny

The arrest of Liliany Obando on trumped up charges is under scrutiny, as evidence against her is lacking.

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U.S. ousts Venezuelan ambassador

WASHINGTON - In what seems to be a growing diplomatic spat, the United States State Department announced it was cancelling the diplomatic visa of Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador here in Washington, Dec. 29.

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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

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Colombian senator under investigation for relations with FARC

Senator Piedad Cordoba Ruiz has been declared guilty of "relations with the FARC," threatening national unity and treason.