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IBAGUE, Colombia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Colombia’s FARC rebels released another hostage, bringing the total to four in the past week, but the additional handover of two kidnapped military officers was suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday. (more…)

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BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Humanitarian aid meant for floods victims in Colombia is being resold in public squares and distributed by local government officials to garner political support among affected communities, Colombia’s leading daily, El Tiempo reported. (more…)

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January 11, 2011

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune

BOGOTA – Colombia’s largest guerrilla insurgency will step up its activities “in every sense” in 2011, according to the group’s top leader, who also called on lawmakers to give special attention to bills to return land and pay reparations to victims of the Andean nation’s decades-old internal conflict. (more…)

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Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Date: 08 Sep 2010

War Victims Monitor Editor’s Note: The following is an edited overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross initiatives for war-affected civilians in Colombia.

In the lead-up to Colombia’s presidential elections in May and June 2010, clashes intensified between the police and armed forces and the FARC in the south of the country, especially in Caquetá, Cauca, Guaviare, Huila and Nariño. Thousands of Colombians living in certain rural areas are facing the consequences of the armed conflict, including limited access to basic services such as medical care, education, water and sanitation. The ICRC is carrying out a large part of its work in the 25 rural areas worst hit by the armed conflict.

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Source: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Date: 04 Aug 2010
By Torin Thomas Schaafsma

MARÍA LA BAJA, Colombia — Ten years ago, a Colombian paramilitary group violently forced the people of Mampuján Viejo from their homes. In June this year, the Justice and Peace Court of the Superior Tribunal of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, ruled that the community must be compensated.
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By Frank Jack Daniel

SOACHA, Colombia, June 10 (Reuters) – Spread along a muddy ridge at the edge of Bogota and populated by villagers fleeing violence, the fast-growing Altos de Cazuca slum reflects many of the problems Colombia’s next leader must tackle. (more…)

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by The International Herald Tribune
Reuters

BOGOTÁ: At least four people were killed and 20 were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Cali, Colombia, damaging a court building, in what was one of the worst urban attacks in the country this year, the authorities said Monday. (more…)

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