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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...
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Colombia’s Peace Agreement With the FARC Survives First Year

A year after the signing of the FARC peace agreement, the Colombian government's efforts to end the conflict with the guerrilla group have...
Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
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Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a peace agreement with the now-former insurgents of the FARC...
In Nariño, honest work is at a premium
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New Plan for Tumaco, Colombia Is Just Old Plan Repackaged

Surrounded by several of his ministers, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced October 21 that "9,000 police and military" would fight against drug...
A coca farmer in Antioquia, Colombia
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Colombia’s Struggling Anti-Coca Strategy Needs US Backing: Report

A new report quantifies the progress of Colombia's coca crop substitution program under the peace agreement, and calls for US leniency and support despite a rocky...
Former FARC fighters are deserting the peace process and returning to crime
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Is Colombia Underestimating the Scale of FARC Dissidence?

The Colombian government has released estimates indicating that only a small percentage of former FARC guerrillas have abandoned the peace process. But InSight...
A victim of the shootout during the protest
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Confusion Surrounds Bloody Incident Linked to Colombia Coca Eradication

A protest by farmers in Colombia against government eradication of coca crops left several civilians dead and wounded. But conflicting version of events have made...
Dissident FARC Commander alias Euclides Mora was killed by the Colombian military
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Colombia Military Kills Dissident FARC Commander as Peace Implementation Falters

Dissidents of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have suffered their most significant blow to date in a military operation that lead to the death of a guerrilla...
A demobilized ex-FARC fighter at a concentration zone in Tolima, Colombia
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Colombia’s FARC Pressures Government to Comply With Peace Obligations

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group is putting pressure on the government to comply with promises made under last year's peace agreement at a critical moment in the...
US Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker
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US Ambassador: FARC ‘Have Not Complied’ With Colombia Peace Deal

The US ambassador to Colombia publicly aired his country's main grievances with regard to Colombia's peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, adding to...
Mass displacements have risen in 2017
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Mass Displacements on the Rise as Colombia’s War Recedes

Monitoring groups in Colombia say the number of mass displacements in the country has increased in 2017 despite the end of the conflict between the state and the...
The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force
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FARC Entrance to Colombia’s Political Arena Haunted by Guerrillas’ Past

Colombia's demobilized FARC guerrilla group recently launched a new political party, but internal divisions have left the future of the new organization...