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Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

colombian firefighters
TARGET. Colombian firefighters stand outside a shopping center following an explosion inside the building which -according to authorities- left one dead and eleven injured, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace, reminders of the old conflict erupt, raising concerns for the contested peace drive

BOGOTA, Colombia (Jun. 21, 2017) — A deadly mall bombing and the kidnapping of foreign journalists have laid bare the dangers facing Colombia even as its biggest rebel group Tuesday, June 20, launched the final phase of its disarmament. Continue reading Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

254 dead in Colombia mudslides

rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains
Rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. The death toll from a devastating landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa stood at around 200 on Sunday as rescuers clawed through piles of muck and debris in search of survivors. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

Survivors describe gruesome scenes in the Colombian town of Mocoa as rescuers keep up a desperate search for victims in the muck and debris

MOCOA, Colombia (Apr. 3, 2017) — Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, April 2, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll. Continue reading 254 dead in Colombia mudslides