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FARC: Transitioning from Guns to Gavels
By admin July 28, 2017

Founded in 1964 under a Marxist-Lenninist Ideology, the armed wing of the Communist Party is the largest “irregular army” in Colombia operating in various regions of the country. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) were established after the assassination of Liberal Party leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitain during a period known in Colombia as “La

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Terrorist Attack In Bogota, Colombia Leaves Three Dead
By admin June 22, 2017

On Saturday, June 17th, a bomb was set off in one of Colombia’s largest malls located in Bogotá. Bogota’s Mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, has called this a “cowardly terrorist bombing.” President Juan Manuel Santos has launched an investigation and announced a USD $35,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits of

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A Collective Trauma: Geopolitics and Emotions
By admin October 5, 2016

In 2010, scholar and author Dominique Moisi set out to prove his thesis, put simply, that geopolitics are intertwined with emotions. He notes the paradox with joining these two structures as geopolitics is about rationality, objective data, economic resources, military might, and the cold political calculus of interest. Whereas, emotions by contrast, are “essentially subjective,

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Colombia’s Silent Crisis: Forced Displacements and the Fate of the Forgotten
By admin March 9, 2016

  Colombia’s long-lasting civil war, between the state and different rebel groups (guerillas), has had drastic effects on the economic, social and political life of Colombians. Internal displacements and forced movements inside the country has been one of the direct consequences of this protracted conflict. At one point, Colombia was recognized to be the home

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