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After Five Decades of War, Peace in Colombia

After Five Decades of War, Peace in Colombia

Newsclick Report, June 26, 2016
In a historic move, the FARC, the longest running and probably the most powerful guerilla movement in Latin America, has reached an agreement for a ceasefire with the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos. This brings to an end a 50-year civil war in Colombia that has killed over 250,000 people and displaced an estimated 6 million. “May this be the last day of the war,” said Farc chief Timoleón “Timochenko”...

Brain-Dead Diplomats: Why Did 51 American State Dept. Officials 'Dissent' Against Obama and Call for Bombing Syria?

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Vijay Prashad, Courtesy: Alternet, June 21, 2016
A troubling internal cable signed by a host of U.S. diplomats blames Obama for not striking Syria earlier. Close to half a million people are dead in Syria, as the country falls further and further into oblivion. Data on the suffering of the Syrians is bewildering, but most startling is that the Syrian life expectancy has declined by over 15 years since the civil war started. On the one side, ISIS holds territory, while on the other a fratricidal war pits...

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