28 Jun 2018

Coca plant cultivation in Colombia tripled from 2013 to 2016, reversing a decades-long trend

A new UN report indicates that global cocaine production has reversed its long downwards trend since 2000, mostly due to increased government crackdowns. Recent methods of production, however, have enabled growers to skirt government efforts of decreasing production, and the amount produced has been rising since 2013. Colombia currently contributed

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18 Jun 2018

Anti-FARC peace deal candidate wins Colombian presidential election

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, casting uncertainty on the future of the recent peace deal signed with the FARC rebel group in 2016. The deal was unpopular with many voters, who viewed it as too soft on former rebel leaders. The deal’s first draft lost

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03 Feb 2012

Six Killed In Attack On Colombia Police Station

“At least six people have been killed and more than 20 injured in an attack on a police station in the western Colombian town of Villa Rica by suspected Leftist rebels, media reports citing local officials said late on Thursday.” (Source: Six Killed In Attack On Colombia Police Station.)

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15 Jun 2011

Military asks private industry not to abandon Colombia over FARC ‘terrorism’

“Military commander Admiral Edgar Cely asked private industry not to abandon Colombia after the kidnappings of four Chinese oil workers and assures that increasing terrorist acts by the FARC are signs of desperation. “What we ask of the businesses of exploitation [oil and mining] is to follow safety guidelines in

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25 Mar 2010

Bomb Kills at Least 6 in Port City in Colombia

“A car bomb exploded in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30 in an attack the military said it suspected was carried out by FARC guerrillas. The explosion destroyed part of the local office of the attorney general in

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