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Colombia

The FARC’s bid to engage with Pope Francis, who is viewed favorably by 83 percent of Colombians, may signal a genuine effort to win back public support for the negotiations.

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On Monday, a team of Colombian officials began an excavation of what some believe may be the "world’s largest urban mass grave" in La Escombrera, a landfill in Medellín's Comuna 13 slum.

Colombia’s Superintendent for Health fined six healthcare intermediaries over $1 million each last week, after finding that their failure to provide adequate health and vaccination services to indigenous communities had contributed to the deaths of 12 Wayuu children in the northern department of La Guajira.

 

This week’s likely news stories: Dominican Republic set to deport individuals of Haitian descent; Mexican high court paves way for full marriage equality;  U.S. and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti, address strained relations; Nicaraguans protest Chinese-funded canal project; top ELN commander killed in Colombia

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