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Colombian president Alvaro Uribe (photo, from aljazeera.net) won’t seek a third mandate. The country’s constitutional court has rejected a referendum to allow the president to seek re-election after eight years in office. (more…)

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A member of the military rescue mission that freed 15 hostages from Farc rebels, wore a Red Cross symbol, confirmed Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s president. He said that the error has been made by a nervous soldier acting against orders, and apologised to the Red Cross for it. (more…)

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Following a bribery scandal, The Colombian president (photo, from bbc.co.uk) has called for a referendum on whether to hold new presidential elections. (more…)

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On Sunday, Colombia’s largest rebel group confirmed the death of its senior leader : Manuel Marulanda. (more…)

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According to the Colombian military, the top commander of the Farc, Colombia’s largest rebel group, has died.

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda’s death had earlier been reported by a national news magazine on 26 March, after bombing raids by the Colombian air force. (more…)

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Farc rebels have been urged by one of their top commander in Colombia to follow her example and surrender.

Known as Karina, Nelly Avila Moreno (photo) handed hersel in to soldiers over the weekend, in the latest blow to Farc. (more…)

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