Colombia ex-rebel wanted by US sworn into Congress | AFP

Former FARC guerilla leader Jesus Santrich, wanted in the United States for alleged drug trafficking, is sworn into Congress. Santrich, who helped negotiate a 2016 peace between the FARC and the state, became a member of Congress for the FARC under the terms of the peace agreement. IMAGES

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Santrich greets his supporters after been released | AFP

Former FARC guerrilla leader Jesus Santrich greets his supporters from the balcony at the Party headquarters, after been released on orders of the Colombian Supreme Court, drawing an expression of regret from the United States, which wanted him for alleged drug trafficking. IMAGES

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Colombia peace body demands release of ex-FARC leader Santrich

The justice of peace in Colombia tweets its demand of immediate release of ex FARC leader Jesus Santrich, detained in a prison in Bogota as of April 2018 and who is wanted by the United States on drug trafficking charges. ANIMATED VIDEO

Colombians protest to demand respect for peace agreements

Protesters gather in Bogota to defend the historic peace pact between Colombia and the FARC rebel group after negotiators warned the United Nations that President Ivan Duque’s government aims to “seriously damage” the accord. IMAGES

Why Colombia’s Cocaine Industry Is Thriving | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

In Colombia, cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique experiment to try to end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult. Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.

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A New Leaf & Quantum Supremacy (Trailer) | VICE on HBO

This week on VICE on HBO, we’re taking a look at cocaine in Colombia and the rise of quantum computing.

In Colombia, cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique experiment to try to end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult. Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.

And then….

Computer giants are racing to build the first quantum computer, a device with millions of times more processing strength than all the computers currently on Earth combined. This technology will harness the unusual laws of quantum mechanics to bring unimaginable advances in fields like materials science and medicine, but could also pose the greatest threat to cybersecurity yet. Taylor Wilson meets the scientists at the cutting edge of this new age of computing.

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