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MHP on popular referendums

The boom of anti-oil and mining popular referendums has created much discussion in the country about their use to prohibit extractive activities in the regions. The Mesa Hídrica del Piedemonte Llanero (MHP) spoke on this subject.

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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USO sues Ecopetrol

The union sued the NOC before the Attorney General for allegedly preventing the access of unionized workers to Barrancabermeja’s refinery.

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Authorities talk military operations

The National Army confirmed that operations against Walter Arizala, alias ‘Guacho’, have restarted. Here are the details.

 

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Signatures against fracking

Signatures against fracking

The oil sector has proposed the development of unconventional projects to increase the country’s oil reserves and ensure self-sufficiency in the long term. However, this has generated much controversy and many Colombians have expressed their rejection of this possibility.

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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USO updates on negotiations with Ecopetrol

The union spoke about Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) alleged lack of commitment to continue with the dialogue process and set a new Labor Agreement.

 

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Dissonance

One of the hardest editing problems I have occurs whenever we have to write about security issues associated with former Farc guerrilla. The problems occur because of differences between Spanish and English, but mostly because of a ‘what-do-we-call-them’ issue. However, the real security issues are far bigger than any language challenges we might have.

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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The ELN talks hostages

The armed group released three soldiers in Arauca, but the release of hostages in Chocó remains ‘complicated’.

 

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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USO starts blockades in Santander

Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) rejected the union’s violent acts in La Cira-Infantas field (Santander); one of Colombia’s main producing fields.

 

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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“We are not going to play that game”: President Duque

The government warned that it will not accept any condition imposed by the ELN to assure the liberation of those who remain in their power. Here is why.

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Fuel smuggling is getting out of hand

This crime has always taken place in the border between Colombia and Venezuela, but smugglers recently migrated their ‘business’ to Ecuador, too. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

 

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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