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The United States “is ruining” economies in the world, accuses Petro

Gustavo Petro

The United States “is ruining” economies around the world, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on Thursday, given the strong devaluation of the local currency against the dollar as a consequence, according to the president, of Washington’s economic policy. Petro, the first left-wing president of Colombia, predicted a global crisis due to the “stagnation” of activity and what he called the “gas war” in Europe, after the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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Cuba welcomes the reinstatement of the talks table between the Government of Colombia and the ELN


The Government of Colombia lifted the arrest warrants and suspended the notifications of international cooperation requests and Interpol alerts of the members of the peace delegation of the National Liberation Army (ELN), as well as annulled the extradition requests made to Cuba of members of said delegation who remained in our country. Faced with this

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Government of Colombia and FARC-EP dissidents explore restart of peace talks


Representatives of the Colombian government and members of the so-called Central General Staff of the extinct FARC-EP dissidents, held an exploratory meeting to assess the return to peace talks. In a joint statement they detailed that the exploratory meeting took place in the department of Caquetá with the accompaniment of the representative of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and another from the Norwegian government. According to the document, they expressed the willingness and need for these dialogues to be set by a bilateral ceasefire, whose execution must be verified.

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To remove Cuba from the black list


Negotiations between the FARC-EP and the Colombian government stretched over four years to end the five-decade war. Fortunately, Cuba did not pay attention to President Duque, respected the protocols that he had promised to enforce and did not extradite the members of the ELN commission who have been in Havana since 2017, when Ecuador resigned from hosting the talks. of peace with the guerrillas, and the Santos government asked the Cuban government to agree to become the venue for those talks.

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Venezuela and Colombia seek progressive reopening of the common border


The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, confirmed on Wednesday that his country and Colombia are working in technical commissions to guarantee what he called a progressive, productive and happy reopening of the common border. The Colombian-Venezuelan border was closed to vehicular traffic since 2015, a policy maintained and reinforced by former Colombian President Iván Duque since 2018. According to the Venezuelan head of state, “we are taking firm steps for a progressive, productive and happy opening of the 2,229 kilometers of border with Colombia.”

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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.

Cartel Colombia

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


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.