Colombia

Colombia

The kidnapper of a Miami man was in custody in Colombia — then he walked free

The U.S. Embassy in Colombia is questioning the country’s decision to release a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, who’s wanted in the U.S. for the 2008 kidnapping of an American citizen in Panama. The hostage was thought to be Cuban-American businessman Cecilio Padrón, who was also a former director of the Cuban American National Foundation.

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Colombia’s messy peace tries patience of nation

Gregory Morales, a member of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, talks to reporters at a “normalization” zone near the town of Icononzo. The camp is one of 26 where the FARC have gathered as they begin the transition to civilian life in the wake of a historic peace deal last year. Morales said the government has failed to provide basic services at the camp but that the peace process is “irreversible.”

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FARC combat medics save lives – without a high school degree

Longtime combat medics with Colombia’s FARC guerrillas are being offered the chance to get medical degrees in Cuba, now that a peace deal is ending the 50 year conflict. But first they have to pass high school.
Pedro Portal el Nuevo Herald
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FARC combat medics save lives – without a high school degree

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Colombia’s messy peace tries patience of nation

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Colombia’s messy peace tries the patience of war-weary nation

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Young rebel deals with "normalization" after being raised by the FARC