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Pending obligations to the ELN

President Duque asked the Cuban government to capture the ELN’s delegation in Havana (Cuba), but the armed group had signed a Special Protocol with the previous government, in case the dialogues ended. Here are the details.

 

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Authorities committed to fighting oil smuggling

The Army reported positive results in operatives against oil smuggling in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander) and Tame (Arauca), among others. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Fuel theft decreases while fuel smuggling increases

Authorities were able to significantly reduce fuel theft, but are still struggling to eliminate fuel smuggling.

 

Monday, January 21st, 2019
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“The government wants to cover the fiscal gap by selling Ecopetrol”: Palma

The union’s president, Edwin Palma, rejected the statements of the Minister of Finance (MinHacienda), Alberto Carrasquilla, regarding selling more of Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) shares.

Monday, January 21st, 2019
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The impossibility of the ELN

A suicide car bomb exploded in Bogotá’s police training academy last Thursday morning. Casualties stand at 21 dead and 68 injured (these may change). The Attorney General attributed the attack to the ELN and on Friday night, President Duque terminated discussions with the guerrilla group.

Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Time is ticking

The high commissioner for peace, Miguel Ceballos, announced that the ELN has one month to show more will for peace or it will lose its title of ‘armed organization with political status’.

 

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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“Judicial cooperation with the US may be at risk”: Duque

President Duque said that the extradition process of Farc leader Jesus Santrich is violating the principle of judicial cooperation with the US. Here is why.

 

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Authorities are concerned about security issues

The NOC spoke about the acts of vandalism that took place in the Palagua field (Boyacá). The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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MinMinas comments on energy sustainability and fracking

The low levels of oil and gas reserves have generated concerns in Colombia and the lack of exploratory activity has increased these worries. María Fernanda Suarez, Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) spoke about the government’s plans for the industry and its future.

 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Dialogue is always the answer

After days of protests in Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) Cupiagua field (Casanare), communities decided to sit down and talk. Here is what both parties agreed on. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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