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As US Laments Human Rights in Venezuela, US-Allied Colombia Descends into Drug-fueled Humanitarian Crisis

    As US Laments Human Rights in Venezuela, US-Allied Colombia Descends into Drug-fueled Humanitarian Crisis

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (Analysis) — Several troubling situations are currently playing out across Colombia, yet the country’s continuing downward spiral into drug-fueled and politically-motivated violence has caused little concern in Washington, offering yet another clear indication that the U.S.’ current posturing on Venezuela is hardly motivated by concerns about “democracy,” “human rights,” or the welfare of…

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Trumps Promises New Sanctions, Threatens Regime Change in Venezuela

    Trumps Promises New Sanctions, Threatens Regime Change in Venezuela

Pays de Gex, France – US President Donald Trump took aim at Venezuela at the United Nations Tuesday, hitting Caracas with a fresh round of sanctions and openly talking about the military overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump’s speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA) dedicated special attention to Venezuela, with the US President…

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Red Cross: Colombian Government Must Find 83,000 Disappeared Persons

    Red Cross: Colombian Government Must Find 83,000 Disappeared Persons

The ICRC asked the Colombian government to implement more effective measures to prevent further disappearances. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged the new Colombian government to search for the over 83,000 people who disappeared in the country, in commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared, which takes place every Aug.…

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With Formal Withdrawal from UNASUR, Colombia’s Duque Undercuts LatAm Resistance to Washington

    With Formal Withdrawal from UNASUR, Colombia’s Duque Undercuts LatAm Resistance to Washington

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Colombia’s new right-wing President Ivan Duque has announced that he will begin the formal process of ending his country’s participation in the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), making good on his campaign promise to remove Colombia from a regional body he sees as acting in league with the elected government of…

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Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

  Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Leaked reports from the Colombian Armed Forces have alleged that scattered groups of dissident former members of the dissolved Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) plan to hold a guerilla conference and formally unite as a large new guerilla force in the country’s lawless border regions and rural countryside.…

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On Brink of a Stable Peace, Colombia Faces Familiar US-Backed Right-Wing Elements Seeking to Subvert It

  On Brink of a Stable Peace, Colombia Faces Familiar US-Backed Right-Wing Elements Seeking to Subvert It

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — With Colombia’s March 11 legislative elections ending in a near tie between right- and left-wing coalitions, the future of an already precarious peace process most likely hinges on the May 27 presidential vote. When far-right uribista Ivan Duque of Centro Democratico (Democratic Center) squares off against left-leaning former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro,…

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