Corruption culture made in Latin America

Corruption blocks the ability of governments to provide basic services to citizens, undermines people's trust in democracy and is often tied to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. Is our culture the birth place for this outrageous phenomenon?

Coca leaf, Not coffee, may be Colombia’s favourite cash crop

For 35 years, the international cocaine trade has made drug cartels rich and helped fund and expand the activities of the FARC

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process

Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia, Amnesty International explores the weaknesses and failures in implementing it

In spite of 2-decade U.S. eradication effort, coca crop is booming

Coca production in Colombia has surged to levels unseen in two decades of U.S. eradication efforts, according to a White House report released Tuesday

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts

U.S. May Cut Its Anti-drug Aid To Colombia: Official

The US has provided Bogota with some $10 billion in mainly military aid since 2000 under Plan Colombia

Blaming Colombia for America’s excessive drug habit

If you have a drug problem, blaming the producer of the ingredients of that drug is clearly a cop-out

Colombian guerrilla begins disarmament process

The UN mission responsible for supervising the execution of such measure approved by the consensus of the two sides

New threat to Colombia peace talks as ELN claims bombing

Clouds gathered Monday over peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half-century conflict after the ELN rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a bullring in Bogota.

Colombia rebels to start disarmament

Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.

Colombian Gov seeks to increase presidential term to five years

The Government of Colombia will present a political reform to the Congress seeking to increase the presidential term to five years, as well as the posts of Attorney, Public Prosecutor, mayors and governors.

Colombia aims to rid country of landmines by 2021

Colombia, one of the most mined countries in the world, aims to remove all landmines and other explosives by 2021 after the government and FARC rebels signed a peace deal last year, a top government official has said.

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day Flowers

Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.

About 300 rebels from Colombia's FARC have not demobilized

Around 300 fighters from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels will not demobilize under a peace deal, a military commander said, giving the first official figure of guerrillas who may join with crime gangs seeking control of lucrative rebel drug territory.

Colombia: Peace talks with ELN rebel group begin

Members of Colombia's ELN left-wing rebel group and government negotiators have begun talks seeking to end more than five decades of conflict.

Unease in Colombia, as Old Enemies Become New Neighbors

The town’s name is Spanish for “peace.” The days to come will test how accurate that is.

Colombian Gov and FARC proclaim end to 52 years war

Colombian army officers and leaders of the FARC rebel group shook hands in this northern town on Wednesday to mark the official end of a conflict that began in 1964.

Colombia’s FARC rebels march one last time, to demobilization camps

Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels are on the move one final time, traveling by boat, road and on foot across jungle and mountains to demobilization camps, as part of a deal to end more than 50 years of war

Colombia’s Urabeños recruiting dissidents from FARC peace process

Recent reports warn that one of Colombia's biggest criminal groups may be recruiting dissident guerrilla fighters, another indication that new actors are moving in on criminal operations formerly controlled by the guerrillas.

Colombian Government and FARC begin drug-crop substitution program

Colombia’s government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels announced Friday that they had launched a program aimed at replacing approximately 50,000 hectares (193 sq. miles) of illicit crops with legal ones in the first year.

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

Trump's State Nominee Raises Doubts on Colombia Peace Pact

President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.

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