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Yet another Bogotá woman attacked by acid-throwing assailants, pressure grows on government to act

Yet another Bogotá woman attacked by acid-throwing assailants, pressure grows on government to act | Colombia | Scoop.it
Yet another Bogotá woman has been attacked by acid-throwing assailants as pressure mounts on the Colombian government to do something to halt the nightmarish attacks.   Four Bogotá women have ...
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Paramilitary presence lurks behind Gustavo Petro´s political assassination

Paramilitary presence lurks behind Gustavo Petro´s political assassination | Colombia | Scoop.it
The still shocking removal of Gustavo Petro as Bogotá mayor yesterday added to the recent electoral evidence that Colombian paramilitary-political alliances are flourishing, certainly more than the...
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Colombian voters pressured, threatened to support certain candidates, parties, watchdog reveals

Colombian voters pressured, threatened to support certain candidates, parties, watchdog reveals | Colombia | Scoop.it
That Colombian voters were pressured and threatened into supporting certain candidates or parties, or not to vote at all can now be added to the increasing claims of fraud and corruption in Colombi...
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In Colombian elections, paramilitary-political connections still spell success

In Colombian elections, paramilitary-political connections still spell success | Colombia | Scoop.it
Connections count in Colombian elections, especially when they are armed and illegal. Apparently 70 of 131 candidates connected to various illegal, armed groups were elected in Sunday's Colombia's ...
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Paramilitary accusations set up epic post-election, Cepeda-Uribe Colombian confrontation

Paramilitary accusations set up epic post-election, Cepeda-Uribe Colombian confrontation | Colombia | Scoop.it
Iván Cepeda´s latest literary expose of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe´s paramilitary connections sets the stage for an immense post-election confrontation.Por las sendas de El Ubérrimo is...
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Unión Patriótica presidential candidate Aída Abella survives another assassination attempt

Unión Patriótica presidential candidate Aída Abella survives another assassination attempt | Colombia | Scoop.it
When I first met Unión Patriótica presidential candidate Aída Abella a couple months ago she told me 17 years in exile had not ended the threats against her and other party members. Yesterday she s...
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Investigations into extrajudicial executions 'a bunch of crap', says Colombia's top general

Investigations into extrajudicial executions 'a bunch of crap', says Colombia's top general | Colombia | Scoop.it
Colombia's second military scandal this month has ended the career of the nation's top general and provided rare insight into the military's readiness to block investigations into crimes against hu...
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Former president Álvaro Uribe defends generals responsible for spying on Colombian peace negotiators

Former president Álvaro Uribe defends generals responsible for spying on Colombian peace negotiators | Colombia | Scoop.it
The deposed generals held responsible for spying on Colombia's peace negotiators have at least one powerful ally: former president Álvaro Uribe. Uribe defended the deposed generals and verbally att...
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Paramilitaries threaten to play football with Gustavo Petro´s head, assassinate Colombia´s top left-wing politicians

Paramilitaries threaten to play football with Gustavo Petro´s head, assassinate Colombia´s top left-wing politicians | Colombia | Scoop.it
Colombian drug traffickers have threatened to decapitate Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro and play football with his head if he doesn´t abandon his battle to stay on as mayor. "Petro´s head will roll and...
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Violence, death threats against the left grow by the day as Colombian elections intensify

Violence, death threats against the left grow by the day as Colombian elections intensify | Colombia | Scoop.it
Assassinations of community leaders, threats against candidates and paramilitary resurgence grow with each day as Colombia moves towards congressional and presidential elections. Evidence mounts da...
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Marcha Patriótica anthem performed by Yuri Buenaventura

Marcha Patriótica anthem performed by Yuri Buenaventura | Colombia | Scoop.it
On an overcast Sunday, it´s good to take a little break from the corruption, intimidation and assassination which too often play a part in Colombian politics. Though, as it´s good to remember, hero...
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Assassination campaign shakes confidence in Colombian peace talks with FARC guerrillas

Assassination campaign shakes confidence in Colombian peace talks with FARC guerrillas | Colombia | Scoop.it
The assassination of a number of left-wing, activists is shaking confidence in negotiations to end a 50-year-conflict between Colombia and its largest rebel guerrilla army. FARC leader Iván Marquez...
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Assassinations could kill Colombian peace group Marcha Patriótica

Assassinations could kill Colombian peace group Marcha Patriótica | Colombia | Scoop.it
The Marcha Patriótica brought an estimated one million people into the streets to march for peace; now, it´s almost on its knees considering and closing down after an assassination campaign claimed...
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National prosecutor claims solving select Unión Patriótica assassinations a priority

National prosecutor claims solving select Unión Patriótica assassinations a priority | Colombia | Scoop.it
After decades of denial, Colombia hinted this week it could be serious about investigating the thousands of deaths of Unión Patriótica party members. That the state could be unable to convict many ...
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President Santos rejects international human rights court, fires Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro

President Santos rejects international human rights court, fires Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro | Colombia | Scoop.it
The victory party in Plaza de Bolívar turned into a funeral when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos snubbed an international human rights court and fired Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro. Santos defi...
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Joint Declaration: International organizations request that attention be paid to the case against David Ravelo.

Joint Declaration: International organizations request that attention  be paid to the case against David Ravelo. | Colombia | Scoop.it
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Santos clings to slim lead in Colombian elections as Uribe exploits fears in peace talks

Santos clings to slim lead in Colombian elections as Uribe exploits fears in peace talks | Colombia | Scoop.it
Colombia´s congressional elections revealed Sunday a deeply divided nation: A country desperate to leave behind 50 years of war, but also a nation suspicious of attempts to negotiate a peace accord...
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More than 130 Colombian congressional candidates linked to paramilitaries, mafia, guerrillas

More than 130 Colombian congressional candidates linked to paramilitaries, mafia, guerrillas | Colombia | Scoop.it
Some 131 candidates in Colombia´s congressional elections next weekend have been linked to paramilitaries, organized crime groups or guerrillas. The investigation by the Fundación Paz y Reconciliac...
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Predicted voter fraud materializes as Colombian congressional elections near

Predicted voter fraud materializes as Colombian congressional elections near | Colombia | Scoop.it
Investigators said the risks were high, now the election fraud forecast for Colombia´s congressional elections is materializing. The organization responsible for running Colombian elections and kee...
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Colombia´s military spied on international and domestic reporters at peace talks

Colombia´s military spied on international and domestic reporters at peace talks | Colombia | Scoop.it
Colombia´s spy scandal took on an international flavour with news today that the military spied on international and domestic reporters covering peace talks in Havana, Cuba. Military hackers appare...
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Colombian military defies President Santos, civilian rule, spies on government peace negotiators

Colombian military defies President Santos, civilian rule, spies on government peace negotiators | Colombia | Scoop.it
That the Colombian military is spying on its own peace negotiators in clear defiance of its president and civilian rule should really come as little surprise to anyone familiar with the nation's hi...
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Colombian gangsters offer rewards for the assassination of Union Patriotica leader Aída Abella, all UP candidates

Colombian gangsters offer rewards for the assassination of Union Patriotica leader Aída Abella, all UP candidates | Colombia | Scoop.it
The rebirth of Colombia´s Unión Patriotica has taken an ominous turn now that one of the country´s organized crime gangs has offered rewards for the assassination of its leaders, including presiden...
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Another Marcha Patriótica leader murdered, violence against left continues despite assurances

Another Marcha Patriótica leader murdered, violence against left continues despite assurances | Colombia | Scoop.it
Assurances by the Colombian government, the police and military have apparently done little to slow the massacre of the Marcha Patriótica leaders. Founder Piedad Córdoba announced Tuesday that yet ...
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Assassination campaign shakes confidence in Colombian peace talks with FARC guerrillas

Assassination campaign shakes confidence in Colombian peace talks with FARC guerrillas | Colombia | Scoop.it
The assassination of a number of left-wing, activists is shaking confidence in negotiations to end a 50-year-conflict between Colombia and its largest rebel guerrilla army. FARC leader Iván Marquez...
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Colombian President Santos leaves door open for human rights organization to decide Bogotá mayor´s future

Colombian President Santos leaves door open for human rights organization to decide Bogotá mayor´s future | Colombia | Scoop.it
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has left the door open for an international human rights organization to determine the fate of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro. The former M-19 guerrilla leader ha...
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