Bojaya (Colombia)

Type: City
Name: Bojaya (Colombia)
Country: Colombia
Latitude: 6.52
Longitude: -76.970001
population: 1,396
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

Colombia: Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Colombia 08/17/2014 01:03 GMT HAVANA, August 17, 2014 (AFP) - Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

UN releases list of first 12 victims to attend Colombia’s peace talks

Victims of Colombia´s armed conflict are due to arrive in Havana Saturday, where they will partake in the negotiations between FARC and the government, according to local media reports.The United Nations released the names of the first delegation of victims ... [Published Colombia Reports - Aug 15 2014]
Entities: FARC, Colombia, Peace Talks
First reported Mar 04 2014 - Updated Mar 05 2014 - 1 reports

Back to basics for Colombia's rebels

As on-going peace talks in Havana address narco-trafficking amidst Colombia's continued economic growth, remnants of the FARC are more likely to turn to what were once the very seeds of the rebel movements: social banditry.  For the first time ever, ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Mar 04 2014]

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In the western town of Bojaya, "79 people who sought refuge in a church died. The FARC launched a cylinder bomb amid a clash with a paramilitary group" said the committee in charge of choosing witnesses
...2002 and 2008, but a military officer involved in the process told one of us that the differences with the recidivist paramilitary were vast: "the two groups of demobilized people have different mentalities. The guerrilla fight for political ends and lead a more stoical life. The paramilitary were criminals, mercenaries, dedicated to profit. The guerrilla are grateful for the opportunity to join society again." Furthermore, the paramilitary saw no reason to enter the political fray – at least formally...
As a result, it might be best to shelve great expectations. According to a recent report from the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), "the challenge for the national government is not to prevent the FARC-EP's fragmentation/criminalization, which appears to be inevitable, but to limit its scope." [5]

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Colombia: Victims of Colombia's armed conflict ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 17 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Colombia 08/17/2014 01:03 GMT HAVANA, August 17, 2014 (AFP) - Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation ...
Back to basics for Colombia's rebels [Published 3quarksdaily - Feb 25 2014]
by Ivan Briscoe and Timo Peeters For the first time ever, Colombia last year produced over a million barrels of oil a day. To reach this grail of the global carbon club, with only Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil now producing more oil in Latin America, ...
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