The Peace Agreement and Colombia’s Criminal Dynamics

President Santos and FARC leader 'Timochenko' with the signed agreement

TODAY COLOMBIA – The Colombian government and rebels of the FARC laid out their plans for a definitive ceasefire and concentration of guerrilla fighters in an historic event in Havana, Cuba. President Santos (left) and FARC leader ‘Timochenko’  (right) with the signed agreement. Cuban President Raul Castro (middle) is witness. But More...

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By Rico On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The UN Verification Mission’s Essential Role in Colombia’s Long-Awaited Ceasefire

TODAY COLOMBIA – A UN verification mission is expected to play a vital role in an expected cease-fire between the FARC and the Government of Colombia. Adam Isacson, the Washington Office on Latin America’s More...

By Rico On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Peace Process: Agreement inked over conflict reparations

TODAY COLOMBIA – After some three and a half years of talks and negotiations, an agreement has finally been reached over the controversial fifth point of Colombia’s peace talks: conflict reparations for More...

By Rico On Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Great Social Convergence Embraces Peace in Colombia

(Prensa Latina) Colombian indigenous people, Afro-descendants,countryside workers, students, workers and religious people are boosting today the creation of a social space for for peace to favor discussions to support More...

By Rico On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Colombian Govt, Rebels Agree To Move Up Ceasefire To Mid-December

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas agreed last Thursday to move up a definitive bilateral ceasefire to mid-December. The move was proposed Wednesday by FARC peace negotiator Rodrigo More...

By Today News On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Santos and Timochenko nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebel leader “Timochenko” have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their commitment to Colombia’s ongoing peace talks to end decades of civil conflict. Kristian More...

Timochenko in Havana on Wednesday afternoon | Photo: teleSUR

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By Rico On Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The 5 Points You Need to Know About Colombia’s Justice Deal

Colombian state and rebel leaders just signed a deal on justice victims. Here’s the some of the main points. Timochenko in Havana on Wednesday afternoon | Photo: teleSUR TODAY COLOMBIA – In a historic meeting More...

By Rico On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Colombia Could Have Peace In Six Months

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left), shakes the hand of FARC leader Timoleom Jimenez, alias “Timochenko,” (right), while Cuban Presisdent Rual Castro (centre) looks on. TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombian More...

Colombian Demobilization Campaign
By Rico On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Guerrilla Numbers Dwindle as Colombian Army Embarks on Fierce Media and Social Campaign

Colombian Demobilization Campaign TODAY COLOMBIA (Dialogo America) Guerrilla groups are reeling from the continuing success of fierce social, military and media demobilization campaigns led by the Colombian government. In More...

By Rico On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Why A Ceasefire Alone Will Not Bring Peace To Colombia

Despite FARC declaring a ceasefire, peace won’t come to Colombia until warring parties in decades of civil war admit to all the people they’ve kidnapped, tortured and killed.   TODAY COLOMBIA More...