Bogotá (TSN) – The main group of the disarmed FARC says the JEP has been “distorted … by the enemy” and it will no longer participate in the special court they say has been manipulated by the government. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) released a statement Thursday evening saying it is officially breaking with the Comprehensive SystemContinue Reading

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Bogata (TSN) – In Colombia, 13 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, and England will participate this Thursday in the 58th edition of the United States Southern Command-sponsored joint military exercises known as “Unitas.” The exercises first took place in Venezuela, in 1960, in the context of the ColdContinue Reading

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Caracas (GPA) – Venezuela releases evidence connecting President Nicolas Maduro’s would-be assassins to outside actors in Bogota and Washington. Following the attempt on Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro’s life with two explosive-laden drones on Saturday, the President promised to get to the bottom of the failed plot. Last night he showed that his governmentContinue Reading

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Caracas (GPA) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survives assassination attempt claimed by a new “rebel” group known as the “National Movement of Soldiers in Shirts.” The attempt on the President’s life was made using multiple explosive-laden drones which crashed above Maduro during a speech on Saturday evening. The attempt came as Maduro wasContinue Reading

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Bogota (TSN) – Yet four more social leaders were murdered in Colombia in just 24 hours, amid a security crisis for activists and community leaders that risk their lives for a better future for their country and the region. According to teleSUR’s correspondent in Colombia, Manuel Jimenez, Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo was a humanContinue Reading

Caracas (VA) – Former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega has been offered political asylum in Colombia after fleeing to the neighboring South American country on Friday. Ortega and her husband, United Venezuelan Socialist Party congressman German Ferrer, reportedly departed Venezuela for Aruba by boat before embarking in a private jetContinue Reading

Bogotá, Colombia (Tasnim) – Colombia’s House of Representatives voted 86 to 17 to approve the entry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, into electoral politics. The new law — which requires final approval by Colombia’s elected Senate — will guarantee FARC at least five seats in the HouseContinue Reading