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News Colombia » Security: Colombia boosts security after looting at stores with ties to FARC

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-peace-looting/colombia-boosts-security-after-looting-at-stores-with-ties-to-farc-idUSKCN1G52K5
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels. Police fired tear ...

News Colombia » Security: Why Colombia’s former president is accused of forming bloodthirsty death squads

News channel or source: https://colombiareports.com/colombias-former-president-accused-forming-bloodthirsty-death-squads/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Evidence and multiple witness testimonies indicate that Colombia’s former president ... The governor reportedly sent an elite military unit to San Roque to ramp up security. Uribe’s brother Santiago and the neighbors, the Villegas family and the ...

News Colombia » Security: Women Ex-Combatants and Peace Processes: Innovations and Challenges from Colombia

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/colombia/women-ex-combatants-and-peace-processes-innovations-and-challenges-colombia
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the resulting agenda ... including in the direct commission of violence. In the case of Colombia, women are estimated to make up anywhere between 29 and 40 % of Marxist-inspired guerrilla groups, including the ...

News Colombia » Security: Colombia to install electronic readers at Venezuela borders

News channel or source: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/regional/02/24/colombia-to-install-electronic-readers-at-venezuela-borders/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Two weeks ago, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announced tougher migratory controls along the 2,219 km (1,379-mile) border, temporarily suspending the issuance of new daily entry cards for Venezuelans and deploying 3,000 new security personnel.

News Colombia » Security: Colombia says needs international aid to cope with Venezuela crisis

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/colombia-says-needs-international-aid-cope-venezuela-crisis-020540313.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Last week, Santos tightened border controls and heightened security in frontier towns. Colombia's migration authority has said that the number of Venezuelans living in Colombia increased 62 percent to more than 550,000 in the second half of 2017.

News Colombia » Security: In peace as in war, Colombia's ex-rebels live apart from society

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-colombia-farc-fighters-20180216-story.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

As Colombia lurches into peace ... numbers of former guerrillas to remain tightly organized — has long worried some of the country's top security officials. Last March, a group of 28 former admirals and generals of the armed forces and police sent ...

News Colombia » Security: Colombia’s two anti-coca strategies are at war with each other

News channel or source: https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21737187-forced-eradication-proceeding-faster-voluntary-crop-substitution-colombias-two-anti-coca?google_editors_picks=true
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Small-scale coca growers, caught between the security forces and the drug gangs, are among the most vulnerable to it. Trouble in Tumaco Nowhere is Colombia’s many-sided drug war more intense than in Tumaco. It has 23,000 hectares of coca fields ...

News Colombia » Security: Venezuela to Meet With Colombia's Foreign Ministry On Security

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-to-Meet-With-Colombias-Foreign-Ministry-On-Security-20180214-0044.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

He requested Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to open the embassy in Miami so all Venezuelan citizen located in the U.S. city can register and participate in the vote. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday that he will ...

News Colombia » Security: The Perceptions of a Surf Trip to Post-Escobar Colombia Don’t Match Reality

News channel or source: https://www.theinertia.com/surf/the-perceptions-of-a-surf-trip-to-post-escobar-colombia-dont-match-reality/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

My point is that a lot has changed. From men’s fashion to drug trafficking and security in South American political situations. A new Colombia has emerged and its citizens are able to discover and enjoy the country they have loved but never really able ...

News Colombia » Security: Guyana Strengthens Border Security With Venezuela

News channel or source: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-02-22/guyana-strengthens-border-security-with-venezuela
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Colombia imposed stricter migratory controls and deployed security personnel while Brazil deployed more troops and started relocating tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees. Guyana's 500-mile (800-km) border with Venezuela is mostly impenetrable jungle.