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Colombian president to sign peace deal with Farc rebels today

Deal ending 52 years of fighting that has killed a quarter of a million people comes after four years of negotiations

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Colombia Farc: Peace deal signing date announced

Delegates representing rank-and-file FARC guerrillas gathered for a conference have endorsed the peace accord their leaders reached with the Colombian government, but remain concerned about implementation of the deal

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What’s behind the Wayuu children death rates?

The largest indigenous nation of Colombia, Wayuu, established in the northern tip of Colombia, dies of hunger.

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Security Council approves proposed structure and size of UN Mission in Colombia

The first phase aims to establish the UN Mission’s headquarters in Bogotá and assess conditions at the eight locations, where the UN Mission will have its regional offices.

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How could China take advantage of the Colombian peace deal?

The end of conflict could mean the United States will back away from Colombia in terms of investment and assistance, China might try to fill the power gap.

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Academic music in Colombia: a forgotten tradition

What happened with the history and development of music in a country that lives surrounded by it?

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San Pedro Claver, a figure of peace in Colombia

In times of doubt and hesitation during the Peace Deal process San Pedro Claver becomes a model for the future peace landscape.

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Historic peace deal between Colombia and FARC

Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.

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The war took care of the landscape

If Colombian peace deal comes to an end, tourism will replace the loneliness of countless beautiful places the war has kept untouched. 

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Saudó: magic and mystic takes Latin America

Latin American film industry has scarcely ever taken the risk of showing suspense stories. This time Colombian filmmaker Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza made it happen with Saudó: laberinto de almas.

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What ‘Made in Latin America’ should mean

Made in Latin America should go beyond manufacturing, it should mean the transformation of a region’s economic system into a new era.

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FARC dissidents forming criminal groups in Ecuador

These preliminary reports suggest that FARC members in western Colombia could be abandoning the guerrilla group to pursue illegal activities that fighters would be expected to give up in the event of a peace agreement

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10 tons of fish dead in Colombian Swamp

The Marine and Coastal Investigation Institute of Magdalena confirmed the elevated  death rates in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta were caused by a lack of oxygen.

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Students take chances in Medellin

Every year, Colombia becomes the center of the fashion design competition Latinoamérica Habla for Latin-American students aiming for a place in the fashion industry.

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Poll confirms majority in Colombia opposes peace deal with FARC

If Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to close peace with the FARC, he best begin campaigning hard as a second poll confirmed that the majority of voters rejects the current peace agreement

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Colombia and Venezuela announce special IDs for border citizens

Colombia and Venezuela will issue special identity documents to residents living along the border between the countries as a first step to fully reopen the border that’s been closed for a year.

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Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food

Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say.

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FARC fronts refuse to demobilize and disarm

The FARC’s 1st Front reiterated its rejection of ongoing peace talks with Colombia’s government this week. But they’re not the only “problem front.” Other guerrilla units are suspected to follow suit.

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End of armed conflict will boost Colombia’s GDP growth with 1%: Santos

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the national economy could grow an extra percentage point per year if the country’s 52-year-old armed conflict comes to an end

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Could Universal Basic Income work in LatAm?

The Swiss rejected the proposal of over $2500 to every adult citizen, no matter how much they worked, but could a similar scheme operate in LatAm?

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Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

Condors "live for up to 70 years and ... symbolize the Andes, nesting in altitudes of 12,000 feet or more," says Fausto Saenz, a biologist in Colombia.

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Che Guevara era closes as Latin America's oldest guerrilla army calls it a day

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