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RCN reported Tuesday that two journalists, Diego D'Pablos and Carlos Melo had gone missing in Colombia's Catatumbo region.

While on the trail of missing journalist Salud Hernández, two other journalists have disappeared in Colombia’s remote Catatumbo region.
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Spanish journalist Salud Hernández went missing over the weekend in Colombia's Catatumbo region.

Public forces officials are searching Colombia’s Catatumbo region for missing Spanish journalist Salud Hernández, who disappeared over the weekend.
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Dead fish washed up on the shore of Lake Sochagota last week.

Thousands of dead fish have been removed since Friday from Lake Sochagota near the Boyacá town of Paipa.
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Colombians dance champeta, a musical style influenced by African sounds.

Colombia celebrates the Afro-Colombian community throughout the month of May, but challenges remain for the country’s black population.
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Until April, Colombia's National Police were solely responsible for combating bacrim, now known as organized armed groups.

Colombia announced a new strategy last month to fight organized armed groups like Clan Úsuga, Los Pelusos and Los Puntilleros with military force.
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Former President Alvaro Uribe hasn't definitely said 'yes' or 'no' to a dialogue with FARC commander alias 'Timochenko'

Former President Alvaro Uribe hasn’t definitely said ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to an invitation to dialogue with FARC commander alias ‘Timochenko.’
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A special process to "shield" an eventual agreement between Colombia and the FARC has proven controversial.

A process to shield a peace deal with the FARC in Colombia’s constitution has sparked controversy among those who consider the move undemocratic.
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FARC will release all minors under 15 as part of the peace process with the Colombian government.

FARC and Colombian government representatives announced an agreement to discharge from FARC ranks all minors under 15.
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Envol-vert works to plant trees in Colombian regions hard hit by deforestation.

By raising awareness of deforestation in Colombia, Envol-Vert hopes to regrow the country’s environmental conscience — and its forests.
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Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo speaks at a forum on demining.

High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo criticized Colombia’s legal focus on peace arguing it should instead take a humanitarian approach.
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Santos appointed seven new ministers in April.

In April, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced seven new ministers for the post conflict era. Those ministers took office this month.
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The search is on for FARC funds, which were raised illegally, in order to pay for the peace process in Colombia

Officials reassured Colombians this week that any FARC funds seized by the government would be used for victims and reparations.
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Agriculture in Colombia's Valle del Cauca

Valle del Cauca stands to become an economic powerhouse as Colombia moves into a post-conflict era.
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Taxis navigate traffic in Bogotá, Colombia

New regulations released by the Ministry of Transportation could change the way taxi companies operate, but may not affect Uber.
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A poison arrow frog native to Colombia.

Colombian whistleblowers say foreigners are paying rural villagers to collect poison arrow frogs for illegal trade in exotic animal markets.
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Plastic bags and other trash pile up outside an apartment complex

Colombia banned small single-use plastic bags on Thursday, and an education campaign hopes to change the way people use bags.
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