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Colombia to become first Latin American ‘Gobal Partner’ of NATO

Colombia will formally become the first Latin American ‘Gobal Partner’ of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). According to a statement posted on NATO’s website, cybersecurity, maritime security, terrorism and its links to organized crime, and building the capacities and capabilities of the Colombian armed forces. In addition to Colombia, NATO lists Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, ..

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Colombia joins NATO as global partner

Colombia has formally joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization as global partner. It makes it first Latin American to join NATO. The announcement came after Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) approved Colombia as a new member. Background NATO alliance had reached partnership agreement with Colombia back in May 2017, just after the Latin American ..

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Colombia passes FARC amnesty law

Colombia’s Congress passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels as part of historic peace deal reached between rebels and Government. The Senate passed the bill 69-0 votes after the House of Representatives approved it by 121-0 votes. This is another step to formally end to 52 years of ..

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Colombian President Juan Santos receives Nobel Prize for Peace

Colombian President Juan Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 at Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Committee had selected Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the 50-year old conflict with the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia to an end by signing a peace deal with the group. The civil war had taken toll of 2,20,000 ..

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Colombia Government, FARC rebels sign revised Peace Agreement

Colombian Government has signed revised peace agreement with the country’s largest rebel movement, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The revised document was signed between President Juan Manual Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono in Bogota, capital city of Colombia. This is the second attempt undertaken by Colombian Government to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict ..

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