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Colombia

On Monday, a team of Colombian officials began an excavation of what some believe may be the "world’s largest urban mass grave" in La Escombrera, a landfill in Medellín's Comuna 13 slum.

Colombia’s Superintendent for Health fined six healthcare intermediaries over $1 million each last week, after finding that their failure to provide adequate health and vaccination services to indigenous communities had contributed to the deaths of 12 Wayuu children in the northern department of La Guajira.

 

This week’s likely news stories: Dominican Republic set to deport individuals of Haitian descent; Mexican high court paves way for full marriage equality;  U.S. and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti, address strained relations; Nicaraguans protest Chinese-funded canal project; top ELN commander killed in Colombia

Colombia's Ministers of Justice and the Interior will be on hand as the first individuals take advantage of new rules simplyifying the process for legally changing one's gender.

According to a statement read aloud at yesterday’s ongoing peace talks in Havana, the FARC guerrillas and Colombian government agreed to establish a truth commission to investigate atrocities committed during the continuing conflict.

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