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Colombia

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.

La reciente evaluación de la Agencia Internacional para la Investigación sobre el Cáncer vino a respaldar lo que por años han dicho organizaciones de derechos humanos, conceptos de la Corte Constitucional en Colombia y un sinnúmero de estudios científicos: el glifosato hace más mal que bien.

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe responded yesterday to the Colombian Supreme Court’s April 30 sentencing of two high-ranking members of his administration who organized a spy ring targeting Uribe’s political opponents and critics.

Over 330,000 teachers will continue to strike in Colombia after a marathon round of talks between the government and the Federación Colombiana de Educadores failed to produce an agreement.

Sí, el proceso de paz es irreversible. Lo que es indeterminable es la firma de la paz.

In a video statement released yesterday, the ELN reaffirmed its willingness to join formal peace talks with the Colombian government and announced that it would consider a ceasefire.

In a statement published on one of its official websites Wednesday, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—FARC) declared an indefinite, unilateral cease fire and end to hostilities in Colombia, on the condition that the rebels are not attacked by government forces.

An agreement won't end endemic problems of poverty and narco-crime—but it will certainly help.

If Colombia’s EITI candidacy is successful, it would become only the second country in South America—and the fourth in Latin America—to join the initiative.

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