Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis
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Colombia
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Colombia announces tough measures to battle migrant crisis

AFP - August 3, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombia will undertake emergency measures against illegal migration, including deporting thousands of Cuban and other migrants and reinforcing its borders following a massive influx of…

FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population
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Colombia
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FARC cease-fire could change Costa Rica’s refugee population

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2016

Both sides of Colombia’s civil war shook hands in Havana, Cuba on Thursday after signing a cease-fire agreement that could pave the way to peace in the…

Colombia announces cease-fire deal to end 52-year conflict with FARC
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Colombia
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Colombia announces cease-fire deal to end 52-year conflict with FARC

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - June 23, 2016

HAVANA - In a ceremony meant to mark the symbolic end to 52 years of fighting, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leftist guerrilla commander Timoleón Jiménez…

Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015
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Brazil
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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - June 19, 2016

Latin America remains the most dangerous region for environmental activists, according to a new report from the U.K.-based watchdog group Global Witness. Now in its third iteration, the…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide
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Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide

AFP - February 29, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89405" align="aligncenter" width="502"] AFP/Bluradio[/caption] BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A brother of Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and links to ultra-conservative…

Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears
Colombia
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Colombia
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Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears

Andrew Willis | Bloomberg - February 28, 2016

In January, parts of the city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast began observing a 10 p.m. curfew. The source of the order was not the mayor…

Colombia frees first FARC rebels under peace process
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia frees first FARC rebels under peace process

AFP - January 21, 2016

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Colombia said Thursday it has freed 16 FARC guerrillas pardoned in peace negotiations with the leftist rebels, as the two sides move toward a deal…

Demining Colombia will take ‘a generation’: minister
Colombia
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Colombia
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Demining Colombia will take ‘a generation’: minister

AFP - December 29, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Clearing the landmines from the half-century conflict in Colombia, which has the most mines of any country outside Afghanistan, will take a generation, Defense Minister…