Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime - Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC guerrillas in order to take advantage of judicial benefits offered...

Colombia’s FARC to Become Political Party With New Name, Same Acronym

Colombia’s formerly largest armed insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is set to turn into a political party with the same acronym, Luciano Marin Arango, also known as "Ivan Marquez," said...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in Colombia’s peace...

Monuments Made of FARC Guerrillas’ Weapons to Be Erected at UN Headquarters

TODAY COLOMBI - Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been handing their weapons over to the United Nations as part of the peace agreement they signed with the Colombian government...

Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate in April the Congress of Peace in which ideas to boost implementation of the documents signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed...

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

(TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-chronicles.com - I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC when the war officially ended on Aug. 28. But I haven’t lived in Colombia in almost...

Colombian Governor Accuses FARC of Sexual Abuse of Minors in Relocation Sites

TODAY COLOMBIA - Officials at the municipality of Yondó in Colombia’s Antioquia Department said FARC have been sexually abusing minors in the pre-grouping areas where they have been sent before moving to permanent settlements...

Hundreds of Jailed Colombia Rebels Await Amnesty Law

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS (AP) — Some 4,000 jailed Colombian guerrillas are waiting anxiously on an amnesty bill that would allow them to leave behind long prison sentences and rejoin their comrades as part of...

Historic Meeting of Santos and Uribe With Pope Francisco In The Vatican

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS  - President Juan Manuel Santos and former president and current senator, Alvaro Uribe, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, in a bid to build consensus on the peace...

Colombia, A Country Divided For Peace

(From The Economist) THE announcement that Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, had won the 2016 Nobel peace prize came just as his effort to end the country’s long-standing conflict faced an unexpected test. In...

Colombia President Awaits Fast Approval For Peace Legislation

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his confidence that the Constitutional Court approves the use of the fast track, or mechanism in the Congress to apply and use of the...

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS- Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive sign of political will to move the process forward despite lingering uncertainties concerning the time...

Revised Peace Deal Signed in Colombia

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombia's government and rebel group the FARC have signed a revised peace deal, as the two sides race to reduce the chances of more guerrilla fighters falling outside of the...

Colombia Has a New Peace Deal, But Challenges Remain

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS - Forty days after Colombia rejected a peace agreement between the government and FARC rebels, a second deal has been signed with 56 amendments, getting the peace process back on track....

Colombians march to demand Farc peace deal be revived

Thousands of Colombians have taken part in marches to demand that a peace deal signed by the government and Farc rebels be upheld. In Bogota, the capital and largest city in Colombia, families of victims...

Colombia’s Dirty War Is America’s War Too

(Alternet) Now that the plebiscite has narrowly rejected a peace deal between the government of Colombia and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), those on on the frontlines of the country’s 52-year-old war are...

Colombia’s ‘No’ Vote Leaves FARC in Dangerous Limbo

(TODAY COLOMBIA) At the very least, the October 2 "No" vote in the plebiscite on Colombia's peace accord opens the process between the government and the region's oldest insurgency to a series of modifications....

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The latest threat to peace in Colombia: Congress

The peace process in Colombia has reached a new landmark. On Nov. 30, both houses of Congress approved a bill establishing an alternative criminal...

El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the new international wing of El Dorado the country’s most important airport. The new wing cost approximately...

Low Productivity: the Elephant in the Room in Colombia’s Minimum Wage Debate

Negotiations on the minimum wage in Colombia are fast approaching. On the one hand, unions will demand an increase above inflation to safeguard their...

Colombia’s Coffee Output, Exports To Hit 25-year High

Colombia’s recovery in coffee output, and exports, will progress faster than had been thought this season, US officials said – but on an assumption...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) - In 2008, Colombia's tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country's natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors...

Colombia: how universities can help to build lasting peace

After more than 50 years of conflict, the recent peace agreement in Colombia marks a historic ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. It...

Colombia: Is Cocoa The New Cocaine?

38,000 Colombian families will now work together as a new company called María del Campo, which will operate under a similar business model of...

Colombia: Gold or Water?

Moors are one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia due to the fact that they are the main producers of drinkable water for...

A Portrait of Colombia in 26 Gorgeous Polaroids

(San Francisco) Bay Area photographer Matthew O’Brien documented Colombia from his unique vantage as a long-time visitor, straddling the line between traveler and insider...

Colombia: People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process

Violence remains a major problem for a large part of Colombia’s population, despite the end of the conflict with the FARC-EP, according to a...