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Colombia to strengthen protection for politicians after candidate murders (16.09.2019)

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October's local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, President Ivan Duque said on Monday. The killings have sparked renewed calls for more to be done to prevent political violence in the country, where...

UN proposes talks to ease military tensions with Venezuela (12.09.2019)

Colombia’s President Ivan Duque rejected a proposal of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to ease military tensions with Venezuela through talks on Wednesday. Guterres proposed the talks after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked off two weeks of military exercises and 11...

EU reminds Duque his responsibility is implementing peace in Colombia (12.09.2019)

The European Union’s foreign minister told Colombia’s President Ivan Duque on Thursday he can forget about support for military intervention in Venezuela and ought to proceed with his country’s peace process. EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini’s visit couldn’t have come at a more delicate...

Colombia’s new challenge to peace (05.09.2019)

Since the signing of the landmark 2016 deal, Colombia’s peace process has been beset by challenges, not least a proliferation of armed groups that has seen renewed conflict and soaring displacement. But last week, alarm ratcheted up a level as a group of ex-FARC guerrillas took to YouTube and...

Tempers flare, furniture flies during Haiti parliament vote on Prime Minister (04.09.2019)

Tempers flared in Haiti’s parliament Tuesday as lawmakers resorted to pushing and shoving each other and swearing to vent frustrations over an act of vandalism that stunned the nation in the early hours of the morning.

Colombian mayoral candidate killed, government blames rebel dissidents (03.09.2019)

A mayoral candidate in southwestern Colombia was killed along with five other people in an attack likely perpetrated by dissidents from the demobilized FARC guerrilla group, the government said on Monday. The killing was the first of a candidate for October local and regional elections and came...

Colombia ex-Farc rebel Iván Márquez issues call to arms (29.08.2019)

A former commander in the Farc rebel group in Colombia, Iván Márquez, has called on his followers to take up arms less than three years after the rebels signed a peace agreement with the government. Iván Márquez appeared in a video in military fatigues and carrying a gun. He announced that a "new...

Haiti's President survives impeachment vote (22.08.2019)

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has survived an impeachment vote in parliament, ending a weekslong push by opposition parties to unseat him over corruption and other criminal allegations.

Opposition says documents will prove Haiti's Moise broke law (14.08.2019)

Twenty opposition politicians are raising the stakes in their drive to impeach Haitian President Jovenel Moise by demanding documents that they say will prove he has routinely violated the constitution.

Attacks against civilians in Colombia increased in 2019: UN (06.08.2019)

Attacks against civilians in Colombia continued to increase in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the United Nations. In the latest report on the humanitarian situation in the South American country, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of...