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Geo-semiotics of human rights

Colombia Derechos Humanos

The law is not the same for peoples who have never experienced social justice. The objective conditions in any given place determine the degree of awareness and practice of human rights, no matter how many specialized organizations are active there. What does the Charter of Human Rights mean where illiteracy, hunger, unemployment and insalubrity reign? Little or nothing. The defense of the rights conquered by humanity cannot be reduced to demagogic declarations that adorn the reformist verbiage and market philanthropy that abound.

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For peace in Colombia: Commitment, coherence and responsibility.

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Cuban Foreign Ministry releases statement in the wake of recent events in Colombia, reaffirming our commitment to continue cooperating in the search for peace and calling for adherence to the accords signed in Havana in 2016. Faced with information of this nature, involving a possible event that could put the lives of innocent people at risk, the Cuban Ambassador in Colombia, José Luis Ponce.

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In support of peace in Colombia: commitment, consistency and responsibility

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The Embassy of Cuba in Colombia received information -whose credibility could not be assessed- in relation to an alleged military attack by the Oriental War Front of the ELN that would take place in the course of the next few days in Bogotá. The ELN’s Peace Delegation in Havana was immediately advised of said information. The ELN’s Peace Delegation claimed it was completely unaware.

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Senator Iván Cepeda discusses the peace process in Colombia

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For more than 20 years, he has devoted his efforts to the defense of human rights and the search for peace in Colombia. It has not been an easy road. His work to win justice for victims in his nation have cost him threats on his life, several years in exile and unending political persecution. Iván Cepeda Castro is a man of principle who has dreams and takes action for the good of his country, as a citizen and a political leader.

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The role of the Cuban government was extraordinarily important

Humberto La Calle

Humberto de La Calle’s life is inextricably linked to the most recent history of politics in the Republic of Colombia. Important moments in the carreer of this lawyer, professor and diplomat include his performance as a minister during César Gaviria’s administration, representing the executive branch before the National Constituent Assembly in 1991; as Vice President of the Republic during the government of Ernesto Samper.

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Joint Communiqué issued by Cuba and Norway

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The Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Norway, Guarantor Countries of talks between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), which concluded with the signing of the Final Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace, reaffirm their commitment to peace in Colombia and express deep concern given the re-initiation of armed struggle by some members of the FARC-EP.

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Iván Duque has no moral authority to talk about human rights in Venezuela

Ivan Duque

Colombia is virtually immersed in a dirty war against the forces of the left in the country. At least 120 social leaders have been murdered in the last three months and 92 former FARC-EP guerrillas since the signing of the Peace Accords in Havana.

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In defense of peace in Colombia

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On January 17, a car bomb attack occurred at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Police Cadet School, causing the loss of 21 human lives and 68 injuries.

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ELN announces 5-day ceasefire during Colombia’s presidential elections

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Colombia’s National Liberation Army, or ELN, said it would cease its military activities for five days during the weekend of May 27, when presidential elections are held in the country, to facilitate the participation of citizens.

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Colombian government and ELN negotiating new ceasefire in Havana

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Peace talks between the Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) resumed on May 10 in Havana, as the two delegations look to negotiate a new ceasefire. Talks between the Colombian government and ELN which began in Quito 2017, were moved to the Cuban capital after President Lenín Moreno pulled out as a guarantor to the process, following a security crisis on the border between Ecuador and Colombia.