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Colombia: FARC’s listed assets fall short

The declared inventory included broomsticks, orange squeezers, mugs, talcum powder, dentistry equipment and industrial tools, but The FARC’s Riches: List of Assets Fails to Reveal Guerrillas’ Total Wealth. InSight Crime reports, that, for instance, Much of the real estate listed by the FARC, which amounts to around half of all its [Read More]

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Colombia: FARC is world’s 3rd richest terrorist organization

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, are the world’s third richest terrorist organization, according to a report published by Forbes: 3. FARC – Annual Turnover $600 million FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), is an underground Marxist and anti-imperialist activist group and a key [Read More]

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Colombia: Supreme Court “fast tracks” FARC deal

Colombia approves fast-track application of peace deal with FARC, granting president Santos special powers, The peace deal was approved on December 1 by the Congress, which then proposed the fast track measure, also known as the “Special Legislative Procedure for Peace”. The fast track procedure grants President Juan Manuel Santos, [Read More]

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Colombia: “Peace” deal 2.0 tomorrow

Colombia’s government says it will sign a new peace accord with Farc rebels on Thursday, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month. The new revised agreement will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to a popular vote. . . . The five main [Read More]

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Colombia: Santos intends to bypass people for “new, improved” FARC agreement

After the people of Colombia rejected the so-called peace agreement with the largest narco-terrorist Marxist organization in the world, Juan Manuel Santos went back to negotiating and announced a new accord last Saturday, The new accord with the FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, would include much of what [Read More]

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Colombia: Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. From the Committee press release: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to [Read More]

Politics

Colombia: Government-FARC deal finalized

The Marxist narco-terrorrist guerrilla get seats in Congress, and much everything else it wanted: The accord calls for the state to work with the FARC to mitigate drug trafficking in areas where the guerrillas had influence; permits the rebel group to transform into a political party; establishes a system to [Read More]