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Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

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Ambassador Pinzón: “US stands to gain from Colombia’s ongoing rise to prosperity”

Ambassador Pinzón: “US stands to gain from Colombia’s ongoing rise to prosperity”

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Colombian Rebels Start Their Transition to Peace

Colombian Rebels Start Their Transition to Peace

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Colombia’s ELN rebels free hostage, opening way for peace talks

Colombia’s ELN rebels free hostage, opening way for peace talks

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Colombia ELN rebels say they are holding missing soldier

Colombia ELN rebels say they are holding missing soldier

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Brazil and Colombia pledge to fight drug trafficking

Brazil and Colombia pledge to fight drug trafficking

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Brazilian Gang Enlists FARC Rebels for Drug Trade

Brazilian Gang Enlists FARC Rebels for Drug Trade

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This U.S. envoy helped Colombia forge peace. His departure leaves a vacuum.

This U.S. envoy helped Colombia forge peace. His departure leaves a vacuum.

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Colombia Hunts 300 FARC Dissidents Doing ‘Pure Organized Crime’

Colombia Hunts 300 FARC Dissidents Doing ‘Pure Organized Crime’

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Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

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Trump’s State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact

Trump’s State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact

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Brazilian graft scandal reveals Latin America’s uphill battle against corruption

Brazilian graft scandal reveals Latin America’s uphill battle against corruption

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Colombia Seeks to Oust Embattled Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht

Colombia Seeks to Oust Embattled Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht

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Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With ELN Rebels

Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With ELN Rebels

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Colombia seized record 378 tons of cocaine last year

Colombia seized record 378 tons of cocaine last year

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UN: First 2 Deadlines in Colombia Cease-Fire Can’t Be Met

UN: First 2 Deadlines in Colombia Cease-Fire Can’t Be Met

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UN Mission in Colombia suspends 4 observers for attending guerrilla party

UN Mission in Colombia suspends 4 observers for attending guerrilla party

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Securing the Peace in Colombia

Securing the Peace in Colombia

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Colombia’s peace deal has taken effect, but the country remains divided

Colombia’s peace deal has taken effect, but the country remains divided

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Splits form among Colombia’s Farc rebels after commanders expelled

Splits form among Colombia’s Farc rebels after commanders expelled

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During the last several decades, the United States has invested billions of dollars in trying to help the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean deliver better lives for their citizens. This has meant helping them increase internal security by combating the illicit growing and trafficking in narcotics and the activities of terrorist groups, as well as helping them to shore up their democratic and free market institutions.

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