HUBER BALLESTEROS tells the James Tweedie that despite the peace accords, Colombia is still a very dangerous place for trade unionists
Wednesday 13th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
POPE FRANCIS urged Colombians to be “slaves to peace forever” on Sunday, the last day of his visit to promote reconciliation.
He flew home to Rome on Sunday night after his final stop in the port city of Cartagena.
There he prayed at the tomb of of St Peter Claver,...
Tuesday 12th Sep 2017
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UN OBSERVERS removed the last batch of more than 8,000 arms laid down by Colombian liberation fighters on Tuesday.
The weapons were ceremonially locked in a container by President Juan Manuel Santos in the presence of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) leaders.
Thursday 17th Aug 2017
COLOMBIA’S communist rebel army will relaunch itself as a political party on September 1, Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada announced in Bogota on Monday.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) military council, meeting in the capital, took the decision eight months...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
COLOMBIAN Justice Minister Enrique Botero confirmed at the weekend that he will issue a new decree on releasing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) detainees today.
“It will be a decree that overcomes obstacles to materialisation of freedoms and to securing fulfilment...
Monday 17th Jul 2017
COLOMBIAN trade union leader Roman Acosta was shot dead at the weekend as he watched his son play football.
The National Union of Agricultural Workers president, who represented sugar cane cutters in the mainly Afro-Colombian province of Valle del Cauca on the Pacific coast, was...
Monday 3rd Jul 2017
COLOMBIAN President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) leader Timochenko attended a ceremony on Tuesday to toast completion of the Farc disarmament process.
Mr Santos told those assembled in the former Farc stronghold Mesetas that “peace was real...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
EIGHT alleged members of an unknown Colombian terrorist group were arrested on Saturday over last week’s Bogota shopping centre bombing that killed three people.
The Defence Ministry said the arrests of four women and four men took place simultaneously in Bogota and the central...
Monday 26th Jun 2017
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Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
COLOMBIA’S National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels attacked claims they were behind Saturday’s bombing in a Bogota shopping centre that killed three people.
The bomb also injured nine people when it detonated in a women’s toilet in the Centro Andino centre in the...
Monday 19th Jun 2017