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FARC dissidents may be behind drug lab along Colombia,Ecuador border

insightcrime.org/Tristan Clavel Authorities in Colombia dismantled a cocaine processing laboratory in the department of Putumayo along the border with Ecuador, a further indication that dissident elements of the demobilizing FARC guerrilla group are maintaining operations in this traditional trafficking hub.

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The head of Colombia’s anti-narcotic police, General José Ángel Mendoza, told journalists on June 16 that the laboratory, which was discovered in a rural area near the municipality of San Miguel, was able process up to a metric ton of cocaine per week, reported El Nuevo Siglo.

The police official, who referred to the compound as a “megalaboratory,” described the processing complex as composed of 14 buildings and capable of housing 40 individuals while operating continuously day and night. Read Article

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Colombia: Violence spreading in areas abandoned by guerrillas

The Guardian -guardian.com/ Violence is spreading particularly fast in areas abandoned by guerrillas under the peace deal because the promised state security forces have not arrived. There is little clarity about who is behind the killings, but areas once held by guerrillas are often places where illegal mining or farming of coca – the raw […]

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Colombia: As FARC demobilizes, many feel unprotected as other criminal groups move in

bbc.com reported officials said people are fleeing because illegal armed groups are trying to take over the mining and cocaine trade which had provided the Farc with an income. Norte de Santander has emerged as the country’s main hub for coca cultivation. Last week peasant farmer organisations in the region around Catatumbo blocked the demobilisation […]

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Colombia: Increase in Birth Rates Among FARC

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK caracol.com.co/ Rafael Pardo pointed out that this is a reality that must be interpreted as a commitment by the guerrillas to abandon their armed struggle and dedicate themselves as any Colombian to having a family and a job . “This is certainly a good symptom, women who […]

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Colombia: FARC and development of Narco-Submarines

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THE BOOK The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Development of Narco-Submarines Journal of Strategic Securit/AUTHOR- Michelle Jacome Jaramillo (START Center, University of Maryland) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been one of the world’s most consistently formidable violent non-state actors over the last forty years. […]

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Wikileaks says U.S. asked Ecuador to cut Assange off from internet

mcclatchydc.com/Tim Johnson reported Wikileaks said Tuesday that Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, from publishing leaked emails that could disrupt peace negotiations with a guerrilla group in Colombia. Assange, who has been in refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than four years, saw his access to […]

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Colombian Voters Shocked World by Rejecting Peace Deal

Joshua Keating / Colombian voters shocked the world over the weekend by rejecting a landmark peace deal between their government and the FARC guerrillas, which would have formally ended a 52-year civil war that has killed more than 220,000 people. Read Article

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Two Ecuadorian Civilians shot, killed by Colombia’s military Oct. 15, 2006

FROM WIKILEAKS.ORG COLOMBIAN MILITARY FIRE LEAVES TWO DEAD Date: 2006 October 19, 20:57 (Thursday) Canonical ID: 06QUITO2557_a 1. (C) Summary: Ecuadorian military officials on October 19 confirmed that two Ecuadorian civilians were killed by Colombian military gunfire on October 15 while traveling in a canoe with FARC rebels on the San Miguel River. Foreign Minister […]

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Colombia: After deal with FARC what will other criminal groups do in power vacum

By: Julián Villabona Galarza / Despite the deal reached between the Colombian government and the Marxist FARC guerrilla to lay down arms, there is a new cause of concern: what the several other criminal groups that operate in the country will do faced with such a power vacuum. The famous rebel group has been responsible […]

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Colombia: Warning over a no vote on peace referendum

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY The man who led the Colombian government to a peace deal with the country’s main leftist rebel group has warned that if the public vote against the deal, it could take 10 years before new negotiations are started. Humberto de la Calle spent four years negotiating with the Farc in […]

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Terrorism outsourced: the FARC’s criminal alliances

Terrorism outsourced: the FARC’s criminal alliances Millán Sánchez, Marco A. Abstract Colombia has been in the midst of peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since 2011. This process could follow the trend in attempted resolutions of other internal armed conflicts in Latin American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. […]

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Colombia, Farc to sign peace deal

theguardian.com reported after four years of negotiating, the deal will be signed Wednesday evening in Havana, kicking off what promises to be a frenzied campaign to ratify it Colombia’s government and leftwing Farc rebels have reached a final and comprehensive peace deal to end the country’s 52-year war that has left more than 220,000 people […]

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Ecuador: Mixed Gangs of Colombians and Ecuadorians scaring residents in Sucumbios

Fernando Medina August 9, 2016 / Elcomercio.com He was kidnapped in the Ecuadorian jungle for 20 days. His captors were presented as members of the so – called “guerrilla ecuatoriana”, a group that for a month frightens border communities of Sucumbios. Victor M. is 66 years old and since it was released has not returned […]

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Ecuador: Possibility of FARC members dissenting to form new criminal group

People worried about an alleged armed group canton of Sucumbios ILLEGAL GROUP CALLS THEMSELVES(M.R.A. Comuneros del Ecuador) Eluniverso.com reported the bombing at a shop of Puerto El Carmen de Putumayo, occurred early Friday, it publishes a fact that a few months ago has been rumored in Ecuadorian rural communities in the border with Colombia on […]

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COLOMBIA: INSIDE LOOK AT THE WOMEN OF FARC

Nick Miroff/Washingtonpost.com reported many of the guerrillas in the photos appear to be female. This is not news to Colombians, but the images were striking nonetheless…….The officers I spoke to explained that FARC has long incorporated women into its ranks. Having a mixed-gender army helped keep rebel soldiers on the battlefield longer, warding off potential […]

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Colombia: Doctor Detained for Performing Forced Abortions on Female FARC Fighters

telegraph.co.uk reported Spain arrests man for performing forced abortions on Colombian rebels Spanish police arrest a man accused of performing more than 500 forced abortions on female Farc fighters in Colombia. The man, known as “The Nurse” and described by Spanish police in a statement as an ex-fighter himself, was detained in Madrid. The police […]

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Colombia: Attack on infrastructure leaves Buenaventura without electricity

Some 400,000 people are without electricity after the rebels’ first attack since ending their unilateral cease-fire. An attack on infrastructure carried out Sunday by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, has left Colombia’s main Pacific port city without electricity, the Colombian Military Forces reported. The FARC used explosives to knock out […]

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Colombia: Military airstrikes ordered on FARC for breaking ceasefire

(CNN)Colombia’s President ordered military airstrikes on the country’s largest rebel group to resume Wednesday after an attack that killed 10 soldiers. The attack, which also injured four soldiers in the southwestern Cauca province, “will not go unpunished and requires action,” President Juan Manuel Santos said, accusing guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of […]

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Colombia: FARC recorded training children

ecuavisa.com/afp reported a video showing a group of children and youth while they are trained, allegedly by the FARC, was released Tuesday by the Army of Colombia, two weeks after the guerrilla group renounce recruit children under 17 years. In the images, the group of children-where there children- runs a series of exercises in a […]

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Colombia: FARC says truce threatened by continued by army’s attacks

bbc.com reported Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, says the unilateral truce it declared last month is being threatened by the army’s continuing attacks. The Colombian government and the Farc have been engaged in peace talks in Cuba since November 2012. The rebels have called for a bilateral ceasefire during the talks, which are aimed […]

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FARC kidnaps General from Colombian Army, peace talks suspended

abcnews.co.com/AP reported A massive search operation was under way for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompted President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend two-year-old peace talks. Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, dressed in civilian clothes and without his normal security detail, was snatched Sunday by gunmen along with two others while surveying […]

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U.S.: Former Colombian Rebel sentenced to prison for role in kidnapping of American Contract Workers

bbc.com reported a US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American contract workers in 2003. Alexander Beltran Herrera’s unit was responsible for moving the hostages and imprisoning them in chains. The contract workers were on an anti-drug surveillance mission when their aircraft […]

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Colombia: Military kills two FARC members

hispantv.com reported the Colombian army ended on Sunday with the lives of two members of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) in a military operation in the southwest of Colombia and rescued a child kidnapped by the guerrillas in turn. The operation was carried out in the Department of Cauca, in the South-West of […]

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Colombia: Rebel attacks on pipelines threatening oil production

ABC.es reported the main company of the country warns that last year there were 235 attacks, while in 2010 were 32. Two contractors working for Ecopetrol have just killed. The facts are not helping the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, to keep his speech of a negotiation process with the rebels. This week, Javier […]

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Police in Colombia Detain Suspect in kidnapping of U.S. military contract workers

colombiareports.com reported Colombia’s police on Saturday said they had arrested a suspected FARC rebel convicted of taking part in the 2003 kidnapping of three American military contractors. The defense workers weren’t released until 2008. “Giovanny,” the nom-de-guerre of Duverney, is one of the guerrillas closest to “El Paisa, the feared commander of the Teofilo Foreo […]

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Colombia: Leader of Farc believes peace negotiations may not conclude in 2014

FARC leader doubts the peace accord can be signed this year mercopress.com reported Colombia is unlikely to sign a peace accord with Marxist rebels this year as the remaining items on the negotiating agenda are complex and time consuming, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño said. President Juan Manuel Santos had expressed hope that talks to […]

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Colombia: Guerrillas using new method to injure, kill soldiers, food poisoning

infobae.com reported a new method is used by the Colombian guerrillas in their fight against the Colombian armed forces. This Saturday one soldier was killed and eight others were hospitalized after consuming pork which was poisoned. According to set the weekmagazine, the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that last Friday, August 1, a young man of Tame, […]

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Putumayo Colombia: FARC attacking tankers on border with Ecuador, spilling thousands of gallons of oil

In an apparent challenge to calls for alert on the environmental situation of Putumayo – full border with Ecuador – by systematic spills of crude oil on the roads, front 48 of FARC guerrillas yesterday stopped the March of two tanker trucks and forced drivers to open cisterns for spilling oil transporting, via the Alea […]

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Aruba: Venezuelan General Detained at request of U.S. Govt

BBC.COM reported A top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, has been detained in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba at the request of the American government. He had been accused by the US Treasury of assisting Colombian Farc rebels in their drug trafficking activities. The Venezuelan government said Gen Carvajal had a diplomatic passport and […]

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Colombia-Farc declaration fails to guarantee victims’ right to justice

amnesty.org reported the historic declaration agreed between the Colombian government and the country’s main guerrilla group, FARC, will not contribute to a lasting peace unless those responsible for human rights abuses, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, are brought to justice, said Amnesty International. The 10 principles on victims’ rights contains no commitment to […]

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Colombia: Authorities raid office allegedly used to illegally spy on rebel and govt communications

bbc.com reported Colombian authorities say they have raided an office that illegally spied on rebel and government communication to try to undermine peace talks. Colombia’s Attorney General Eduardo Montealegre said the office was run by a criminal organisation that had intercepted emails from a Farc rebel negotiator and the government. He said President Juan Manuel […]

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Semana reports that Colombia Military intercepted communications of FARC negotiations

dw.de reported that a Colombian magazine has reported that the military intercepted the communications of government officials negotiating with FARC rebels. Colombia’s Interior Ministry has announced a probe of the reported espionage. Responding to a magazine report on Tuesday, Interior Minister Aurelio Iragorri said it appeared that Colombia’s military had spied on its own government […]

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Ecuador: Leader from FARC detained, to be deported to Colombia

larazon.es reported that the national police of Ecuador have arrested the head of the column Daniel Aldana of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC), alias ‘Mario cans’, in the city of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. Troops of the anti-kidnapping unit and extortion (join) arrested the guerrilla leader on Tuesday. The Provincial head of […]

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Ecuador military on Maximum alert for guerrila (FARC) attacks on border with Colombia

lahora.com.ec reported that International editorial action, apparently committed by the front 48 of the FARC in the border with Ecuador, killed the patrol police, Jesus David Gaona. Early indications are that a sniper of the guerrilla shot him from the Ecuadorian side and killed him. The incident took place in the San Miguel international bridge, […]

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Colombia: Former U.S. soldier released by FARC

Kevin Scott Sutay, the former US soldier who wandered in to territory of Colombian rebels, turned over to Cuban and Norwegian officials four months after being taken hostage. Colombia’s main leftist rebel group on Sunday released a former U.S. Army private who the guerrillas seized in June after he refused to heed local officials’ warnings […]

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U.S. tourist kiddnapped in Colombia release is forthcoming according to Jesse Jackson

cnn.com reported that an American held by Colombian rebels for more than three months will be released “imminently,” U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Saturday after meeting in Cuba with rebel leaders. FARC guerrillas captured U.S Army veteran Kevin Scott Sutay on June 20 while he was traveling in Colombia. Read Article

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Ecuador: General states FARC largest threat to domestic security

DON NADIE RECOMMENDS IF YOU ARE GOING TO ECUADOR, TO READ THIS BOOK FIRST Eluniverso.com reported that Ecuador considers the Colombian FARC guerrillas the main threat to their security, said a senior army commander said Friday. “The main threats that we carry are the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which are affecting the northern border […]

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Bogota Colombia: TRAVEL ALERT – Troops deployed during deadly protests

FARC MAY BE BEHIND PROTESTS Telegraph.co.uk reported that troops deployed in Colombian capital amid deadly clashes Troops were ordered onto the streets of Bogota on Friday after deadly violence broke out amid nationwide protests, in the first major military deployment in the Colombian capital since the peak of the country’s civil conflict. President Juan Manuel […]

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Villa Rica, Colombia: Authorities Discover Underground FARC Complex

From lainformacion.com on August 27, 2013- Colombian authorities seized 226 kilos of cocaine on a FARC controlled farm in the Cauca Department in the southwest of the country. In addition to the farm, authorities discovered an underground complex complete with security systems. The complex had several rooms with 15 in. thick walls, remotely controlled doors, […]

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Colombia: FARC Leader Killed Near Panamanian Border

From lainformacion.com on August 25, 2013- The leader of the FARC’s 57th Front, known only as “Silver” was killed in a Colombian military operation against a rebel camp near the Panamanian border. During the operation authorities seized 15 rifles from the guerrillas’ camp. Authorities noted that “Silver” was a key leader for drug trafficking from […]

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Colombia: FARC ambushes Colombian soldiers, kills thirteen before talks

Farc kills 13 Colombian soldiers ahead of talks Farc guerrillas have killed 13 soldiers in an attack on a Colombian army patrol shortly after officials announced talks with the leftist rebels would resume on Monday. “We regret to inform you that as the result of a Farc terrorist attack, two sergeants and 11 soldiers were […]

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FARC Suspends Peace Talks with Colombia

aljazeera.com reported that FARC rebel group says it will examine government proposal that any peace deal must go to referendum. Colombia’s leftist rebel group FARC has said it is putting peace talks in Cuba on pause to examine a government proposal that any peace agreement must be submitted to a national referendum. “In light of […]

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Nariño, Colombia: Navy Destroys Two Clandestine FARC Laboratories

From lainformacion.com on August 17, 2013- The Colombian Navy destroyed two clandestine FARC laboratories in the department of Nariño. Together, these two labs could produce around 280 kilos of cocaine a month. The two operations occurred in the villages of Satinga and Mosquera. In the Santinga laboratory, troops found 180 gallons of liquid materials and […]

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Rio Sucio, Colombia: Military Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine from the FARC

From lainformacion.com on August 15, 2013- Units from the Colombian Army and Navy seized 1,558 kilos of high purity cocaine, ready to ship to Panama, in the border town of Rio Sucio, Choco. The operation occurred on the Salaqui River, in the Embera Katio reservation, where Front 57 of the FARC operates, who according to […]

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Ecuadorian soldier killed in clash with Colombians

Elcomercio.com reported that the Ministry of Defence confirmed that six people were killed and one was wounded during a clash reported this morning between the military and alleged Colombian rebel groups in Puerto Mestanza (Sucumbios). At a press conference, authorities c onfirmaron that one of the deceased ‘s Lt. Diego Maldonado, 28. In addition there […]

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FARC indicates willingness to release U.S. soldier

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) announced that since last June 20 they have in their possession a U.S. soldier and requested a humanitarian commission for his release, as a sign of peace. In a communiqué on its website, the guerrillas noted that Kevin Scott Sutay was detained in the town of Retorno, […]

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Colombia: two Spanish tourists kidnapped near Venezuela border

Were driving to a resort when abductors staged a car accident. Colombian police, in coordination with the Spanish and special agents seeking two Spanish tourists were kidnapped last Friday in an area of ​​Colombia bordering Venezuela. This is Angel Sanchez Fernandez, 49, and Conchi Marlaska, 43, who is a relative of Spanish judge Fernando Great, […]

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FARC deserters setting up camp in Bolivia, training narcos

Former guerrillas of the FARC guerrilla organization abandoned this seemingly would provide military training drug traffickers in that country to avoid the control of the authorities and care for crops. This was revealed by the Bolivian Vice Minister of Social Defense, Felipe Cáceres and the newspaper El Deber reported on its website. The information submitted […]

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Colombia, FARC begin new round of discussions in Cuba

Worldbulletin.net reported that Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels launched their latest round of peace talks on Tuesday in Havana after a month-long break in a process aimed at ending half a century of bloody conflict in the South American nation. At the end of their last round on March 21, both sides cited progress […]

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Rafael Correa states that FARC is not a terrorist group

Eluniverso.com reported that Rafael Correa also referred to the alleged abuses of transnational corporations. His position started the applause of those present because the local government has called on the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold to renegotiate a contract to mine gold and silver. Earlier, during an interview with local journalists, Correa said that the […]

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Colombia: Defense Minister claims ground to air missles belonging to FARC, minimal threat

The Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said that air missiles seized from the FARC are too old and have little capacity to do harm to the military forces. He explained that the Colombian security forces aware of the intentions of the FARC to acquire missiles since 2008. Read Article

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Colombia: woman captured providing logistical support to FARC

CTI agents captured in the Santa Librada, south of Bogota, Vergara Graciela Bautista, alias ‘The Morenaza’, who was designated to be part of the FARC and provide food and coordinate logistical support to the guerrilla group from Bogota. “She had within their holdings supply food to the Front 53 of the FARC, who had connections […]

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FARC attacks oil pipeline in Putumayo Colombia

New FARC attack against pipeline in Putumayo A stretch of the Trans-Andean pipeline was blown up in an action by the authorities attributed to the FARC, said Thursday. The bombing occurred around 10:00 am in a rural area of Puerto Asís, Putumayo department. Read Article

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Bogota Colombia: arms trafficker for FARC captured

Bogotá Metropolitan Police captured in the last hours in the Santa Isabel neighborhood, south of the capital, alias “Luis el Grande’, who handled everything related to the acquisition of weapons for the FARC Front 7. The man, whom authorities did not provide their real identities, 34, had spent several months in the capital with the […]

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Colombia: Navy defuses explosive device planted by FARC, ​​Bahía Solano, Chocó Colombia

roops of the Navy detected and defused an improvised explosive device in the urban area of ​​Bahía Solano (Chocó), which had been abandoned by members of the 57th Front of the FARC terrorist organization. The operation was performed in the early morning hours after a patrol Marine Brigade No. 2 surprised two men, trying to […]

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Antioquia Colombia: six soldiers injured in minefield planted by FARC

The explosion of a mine field between the municipalities of Anori and Camp, in northern Antioquia, left six soldiers wounded, who were taken to hospital due to his injuries. This was confirmed by the Departmental Government Secretary, Santiago Londoño, who reported that the front 36 of the FARC continues the indiscriminate installation of antipersonnel mines […]

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Colombia: FARC blamed for bloing up train track, derails coal cars

Globaltimes.cn reported that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were blamed Thursday for blowing up a train track in the northern department of La Guajira, derailing cargo cars, damaging rails and disrupting exports. “An explosive was detonated against a train belonging to the Cerrejon coal mine heading to Puerto Bolivar (for export). As a […]

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FARC launches grenade attack against police in Ituango

ituango-antioquia caracol.com.co reported that a National Police patrolman was seriously injured in a grenade attack allegedly committed by FARC guerrillas in the town of Ituango. The incident occurred in the urban area of ​​the northern population of the department where the alleged rebels threw the explosive device against members of a patrol officer who worked […]

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Colombia: Alirio Comején Second in Command of FARC unit “Camilo Torres” killed in combat

These ‘Alirio Comején’, who was also chief financial officer of that front. Infantry Battalion of Selva N. 19 in the town of La Esperanza, Puerto Rico (southern Meta), held on Sunday fighting with that front. As a result died guerrilla, who joined the FARC in 1984 in Santa fe Caguan (Caquetá) and he played for […]

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Colombia: Army seizes explosives belonging to FARC in Caquetá

Colombian Army troops were seized in the south kilos of explosive ANFO 1850 allegedly by the FARC would be used to carry out attacks in several departments in the area, military sources said. The explosives were in a hideout that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were in a rural village of El Quebradón, […]

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Colombia: oil pipeline attacked, spill prevented due to emergency measures

elcolombiano.com reported that an emergency plan activated Ecopetrol officials to prevent the oil spill, caused by an attack, allegedly by FARC guerrillas the Cano Limon-Covenas on Saturday night. Among the contingencies is the installation of barriers that prevent the fuel from contaminating the Catatumbo river and cause an environmental emergency such as that produced in […]

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Meta Colombia: Police seize arsenal of weapons belonging to FARC and Erpac

The National Police announced seizure of an arsenal of weapons against seven of the FARC and the logistical structure of the criminal gang known as “Pijarvey” a dissident ERPAC, known as “Libertadores del Vichada” in jungle area of Meta. In seizing two caches hidden underground, include machine guns, rifles, and rocket launchers, with which this […]

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Police seize cache of explosives Nariño Colombia

Nariño. In developing the Comprehensive Intervention Strategy against Terrorism, run-oriented advance mechanisms that would reduce terrorist intentions, the police located a cache of explosives that would be used for terrorist attacks against security forces and civilians. The procedure took place in the village board Motilón Gomez Township, where officials of the Judicial Police Criminal Investigation […]

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Police operation makes connection between FARC and Urabeños drug smuggling operations

Source: Colombian Police: Operation “Republica 22″ makes it clear alliance between the FARC and “Urabeños” for drug trafficking ANNP 17-FEB-13. Bogotá DC 13 people were caught in the departments of Caldas, Nariño, Norte de Santander and Santander. At the end of 16 months of research the Narcotics Division of the National Police in coordination with […]

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Colombia: Seven soldiers from “jungle infantry” killed in clash with FARC

Elpais.com reported in what would be one of the hardest blows to the Army of Colombia since the start of peace talks with the FARC in Cuba, on Wednesday seven soldiers were killed in clashes with guerrillas of the Front 15 Jose Ignacio Mora Southern Bloc of the FARC, considered one of the strongest militarily […]

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Puerto Rondón Colombia without electricity: power poles bombed by FARC

The bombing of two power poles on the afternoon of Sunday FARC guerrillas, is without electricity the town of Puerto Rondon. Military sources said that in addition to El Colombiano, the rebels crossed two vehicles on the road between Arauca and put municpio with explosive devices around. Read Article

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El Bagre, Antioquia Colombia: suspected members of Los Urabeños allegedly slaughtered by FARC

elcolombiano.com reported the bodies of five people were found Monday in the village of La Bamba, the township Puerto Claver, in the municipality of El Bagre, located in the subregion of Bajo Cauca Antioquia, according to judicial sources. The victims, all African descent, were taken in a truck to the city morgue to the respective […]

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Colombia: continued violence threatens peace negotiations

Elpais.com reported, Optimism that the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos , displayed on a happy ending future peace negotiations with the FARC keeps government in Cuba-sentiment shared by the negotiating team of the guerrilla clashes with what happens in the battlefield. Military and guerrillas have intensified the fighting and the latter have resumed the […]

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FARC proposes at peace talks for legalization of marijuana, poppy, coca leaf crops

According to carcol.com, FARC proposed legalize some marijuana crops, poppy and coca leaf in the country, and to suspend the granting of mining rights and concessions for oil exploration and extraction. These measures are part of a document entitled “Eight proposals for minimum social and environmental management” the guerrillas of Colombia presented to the table […]

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Colombia: Military deactivates landmines in Antioquia planted by FARC

caracol.com reported that Artillery Battalion No.4 ‘Colonel Jorge Eduardo Sánchez Rodríguez’ Organic Fourth Army Brigade, reported on the location and destruction Artillery Battalion Colonel Jorge Eduardo Sanchez Rodriguez, two mines planted by 36 Front guerrillas of the FARC, the side of a road in the village of La Calera Briceño Township, in northern Antioquia. The […]

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FARC car bomb leaves two dead Cauca Colombia

elespectador.com reported that two people killed is the balance that leaves a FARC terrorist attack in rural area of Caloto, Cauca Department. Units Apollo Task Force reported finding a car bomb that under the Sixth guerrillas FARC front left at the entrance of the township El Palo. According to authorities, the rebels sought to detonate […]

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Colombia: Members of FARC continue to escape and turn themselves into the Military

Three members of the FARC, who offended in the department of Cauca, escaped from his terrorist cell and voluntarily appeared before military units where they asked for protection. Deliveries occurred in the rural area of ​​the municipality of Morales, offensive operations scenario deployed by members of the Mobile Brigade 37, assigned to the Third Division. […]

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FARC delegation residing in palatial estates during negotiations in Cuba

arcoiris.com.co reported ……Today the neighborhood where it is called the Laguito Cubanacán and are 120 houses in total, with between one and six rooms, all fully furnished and with domestic service and limo driver, serving guests what they call houses Protocol which are numbered and have a strict monitoring service, directly linked to the Interior […]

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FARC threatens armed assaults in Choco and Risaralda Colombia beginning February 1, 2013

zeenews.india.com reported that the armed strikes would be implemented from February 1 Aurelio Rodriguez in front of the FARC, which offends in boundaries between Choco and Risaralda. With the release of a pamphlet, the front of the FARC Aurelio Rodriguez threatens to arrest armed Mistrató municipalities of Risaralda and Pueblo Rico. Phemplets began circulating January […]

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Colombia: Military units defuse landmines belonging to FARC

OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE MONITORING IN LATIN AMERICA – In the last hours in the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta, explosives experts destroyed in a controlled four landmines, belonging to Jose Antonio Anzoategui 53 crew of the FARC. The first action was carried out by troops of General Francisco Landazábal N13 Artillery, where they found in […]

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FARC denies increase of purchasing weapons in Ecuador

Colombiareports.com reported that the guerrilla leader Rodrigo Granda rejected General Fernando Proaño’s statements after he accused the FARC of increasing weapons purchases in Ecuador during the unilateral cease-fire. “Since the beginning of the peace process…we have captured a great amount of ammunition, arms and therefore we know they [FARC] took advantage of this situation to […]

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According to military general, FARC purchasing more weapons in Ecuador

The FARC have increased the purchase of weapons in Ecuador since the start of the peace process with the government of Colombia, at the discretion of Brigadier General Fernando Proaño Daza, who commands the Ecuadorian military deployed on the border. In recent days the Operational Command Number 1 “North” has discovered a weapons and craft […]

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Colombia: 4.3 tons of explosives seized at FARC camp Ricaurte

The material was found in two underground bunkers and would be destined for attacks on electrical towers and Pipelines. National Army sources disclosed the seizure of 4.3 tons of explosives in Nupe village in the municipality of Alto Ricaurte, Nariño. The explosives were hidden in a FARC camp, underground bunker in two wood, when they […]

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FARC Colombia to hold more discussions December 5, 2012, in Cuba

Another round of talks between the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and the Colombian government is due to be held in Havana on December 5th. This came in a statement for reporters by the former Vice-President of Colombia Humberto de la Calle. According to him, the talks will be held behind […]

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Interview with FARC member from Holland, Tanja Nijmeijer

EL PAIS.com reported….. Question. Some think the FARC turn to you, a Western woman, intelligent and eloquent to improve its image. Response. Bothers me say that I am part of the communication campaign of the FARC. What we want is to have our view of things. The Colombian government has many difficulties to my participation […]

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The Ecuadorian Army: Neglecting a Porous Border While Policing the Interior

Maiah Jaskoski – Author ABSTRACT This article challenges two prominent explanations for military behavior: militaries, like other bureaucracies, will seek to maximize their budgets; and in the interest of maintaining professionalism, militaries will perform sovereignty missions—external defense and counterinsurgency—more intensively than policing functions. Running counter to these expectations, since 2000, Ecuador’s army has neglected its […]

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Colombia: Army seizes explosives on road between Neiva – Palermo

During the military actions undertaken by the men of the Ninth Brigade in the main road of the Department, it was possible the seizure of material and explosives, apparently belonging to the front 66 of the FARC Joselo Lozada. Military action was recorded at mile two on the road from the city of Neiva leads […]

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Colombia: police destroy 105 kilos of explosives belonging to FARC

Through the information provided by a citizen, it was possible the discovery and subsequent destruction of 105 kilos of explosives, which would be used by members of the third front for criminal activities against the security forces. The National Police managed the location of a cache of explosives in rural district plots The Fountainhead, in […]

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FARC announces unilateral ceasefire until January 20, 2013

A senior negotiator Colombian rebels on Monday announced a unilateral ceasefire at the start of peace negotiations with the Colombian government in Havana. Iván Márquez said that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have decided to stop all military operations and acts of sabotage from midnight Monday until January 20, 2013. Read Article

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Havana Cuba to host negotiations between FARC and Colombia

Colombian government negotiators have arrived in Havana for peace talks with leftist FARC rebels aimed at ending Latin America’s longest-running uprising. Rebel delegates, including Tanja Nijmeijer, a Dutch woman who fights alongside the FARC rebels, are already in Cuba awaiting Monday’s talks that had been delayed for four days over a lack of clarity over […]

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Totoró Colombia: truck bomb in front of hospital deactivated by military

According to elpais.com.co, a truck bomb was defused in the early hours of Thursday 29 Brigade troops, against Totoró hospital center, where in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, the FARC harassed and attacked the police station for three hours. Colonel Henry Piraquive, commander of Brigade 29, reported that the material was loaded automotive high […]

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FARC causes work, transportation stoppage in Chocó

From early Thursday rose armed strike the FARC had declared in Chocó since last November 10, terrorizing civilians and paralyzing transport on roads department. The announcement was made ​​in a statement released by the FARC, saying “we inform all the people lifting the unemployment chocoano from 00:00 hours on November 15.” Read Article

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Colombia: fifteen injured in explosion at police station, FARC believed to be responsible

A uniformed and fourteen civilians were injured in a minor by shrapnel from an explosive device that FARC guerrillas fired at the police station in the municipality of Suarez, Cauca department, regional authorities said Monday. At least fifteen houses and the building of the Police were damaged in the attack, which occurred on Sunday night, […]

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Subversive groups in Colombia receive much of their weapon supplies through border with Ecuador

A rifle costs $ 5200, a 4000 machine gun, a pistol and a revolver 1200 USD 800. Those prices were written with a ballpoint pen red on a white paper and crumpled. Appeared alongside images of each weapon found in a cabin Sealed Stone sector. In the last hours, this site jungle, in the northeast […]

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Despite peace talks, FARC keeps up attacks

Six police officers have been killed by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the latest attack by the insurgency while peace talks aimed at ending the 50-year-old armed struggle try to get off the ground in Oslo, Norway, officials said Monday. Since the preliminary discussions between the Colombian government and FARC […]

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Colombia: Three children injured in crossfire of Military and FARC

Three children were injured during clashes early hours of today fought the army and the sixth column in front of the FARC in rural area of Corinth, northern Cauca. The armed clash occurred in the villages of El tablazo and Miravalle where the community was in the midst of gunshots and tatucos launched by the […]

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Colombia: Military seizes cache of explosives to be used in terrorist attacks by FARC

Military units located in the last hours a cache with abundant explosives, mines destroyed three high power and captured a person accused of murder, in development of offensive operations in the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo, according to miputumayo.com.co. On the sidewalk Angura municipality of Puerto Asis, Putumayo, troops of the Southern Naval Force in […]

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Colombia: homemade explosives leave 65 dead since 2011

Homemade explosives have left 65 dead since 2011: Police In March 2012, three university students were killed when bomb exploded potatoes were making in the home of one of them in Suba. File WEEK In March 2012, three college killed when bomb exploded potatoes were making in the home of one of them in Suba. […]

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Colombia: FARC blamed for killing six policemen

Six policemen were killed on Monday in southwest Colombia in an attack blamed on FARC, in the most serious since the installation of a peace process and three weeks of the formal opening of negotiations with Cuba which seeks end the conflict for nearly 50 years. The Directorate General of Police said the attack took […]

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Miltary maintains offensive against FARC in Tolima, recovery of minors

During the military operation was captured the third leader of the gang and recovered Miller Salcedo four minors, according to emisoraejercito.mil.co. Chaparral. In the last hours in the department of Tolima, troops of Task Force Zeus National Army, reported the death of developing a terrorist military operations, the capture of two more and the recovery […]

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FARC earns between 2.4 and 3.5 billion dollars per year, estimated 8,000 troops

Colombian Defence minister Juan Carlos Pinzón said that the guerrilla group FARC make anywhere from 2.4 to 3.5 billion dollars per year from the drug trade and estimated they have an army of 8.147 members, according to mercopress.com. “Of the 350 tons of cocaine produced in Colombia, 200 are linked to FARC”, said Pinzón during […]

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Colombia: Military continues offensive, heavy fighting against FARC 48

6 terrorists neutralized, destroyed 20 explosive devices and the tailoring of the southern block Florence. In developing an offensive forward in the last 24 hours by units of the Sixth Division of the Army, in coordination with the Air Force, Navy, Police and the CTI. 6 terrorists were neutralized gang 48 of the FARC seized […]

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Colombia: Army destroys illegal refinery belonging to FARC

As part of the operations of Army soldiers against illegal organizations illegal mining in recent times managed to neutralize illegal refinery in the department of Nariño. Military action was developed by the men of the Mobile Brigade No. 35, who managed to locate and destroy an illegal refinery used by terrorists from the Mariscal Antonio […]

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Colombia: surrender of FARC members continue

A member of the FARC decided to lay down their arms tired of abuse to which he was subjected, to voluntarily surrender to Army troops in the department of Meta. The delivery was made in the El Lejanías Garden Township, at Battalion 21 Infantry Battle Pantano de Vargas, of the Seventh Brigade. The individual was […]

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Colombia: five soldiers killed in FARC ambush

Elcomercio.com reported that Five Colombian soldiers of a battalion of jungle were killed and three others wounded yesterday in an ambush by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the department of Putumayo, southern Colombia near the Ecuadorian border. The information was confirmed by the military commander of the region, Colonel Juvenal […]

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