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...

Guerrilla Numbers Dwindle as Colombian Army Embarks on Fierce Media and Social 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 the southeastern state of Caquetá alone, more than 130...

FARC-EP Calls to Arrange Campaign vs. US Military Bases

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) described as urgent and a necessary task the arrangement of a campaign in all Latin America and Caribbean countries against U.S. military bases. In a statement of...

Leader of FARC Rebels Rrules Out Peace By Year’s End

COLOMBIA NEWS - The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ruled out brokering a peace accord this year, saying there was not enough time to reach an accord with the government. Colombia...

Colombian Government, FARC Welcome Conclusion on Drug Forums

Delegations of the guerrillas and the Colombian government engaged in peace talks in Havana received here today the conclusion of the forums held in that country on the “Solution to the Problem of Illicit...

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 (El Espectador) There can be...

Land restitution amid the armed conflict

COLOMBIA NEWS (Dialogo-Americas) -- The Victims and Restitution of Lands Law (1448/2011) – considered the most important human rights initiative of President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration – seeks to reestablish within ten years the...

Peace Process Focuses on Colombian Conflict Victims

COLOMBIA NEWS - The voices of the Colombian armed conflict''s victims have been attentively heard during the second regional forum hosted by the Government and the FARC-EP guerrillas, concluding today in the Barrancabermeja city. Heartbreaking...

FARC peace talks: Colombia struggles to pinpoint ‘who is a victim’

COLOMBIA NEWS - Ever since leftist rebel and government negotiators began peace talks to end Colombia's half-century of conflict, they have claimed that victims are at the center of the process. But as negotiators...

Rebels, Government Resume Havana Peace Talks

COLOMBIA NEWS - Representatives from Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sat down together on July 15 for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends...

Paramilitary Groups Denounced in Colombia

Paramilitary groups continue intimidating and killing popular leaders and human rights supporters in several southern and northern departments of the country, including Putumayo, where several doctors, teachers and community leaders are threatened. According to...

Pope Greets Presence of Victims in Colombian Peace Talks in Havana

COLOMBIA NEWS -  Pope Francis expressed being happy for the victims of the Colombian armed conflict that were heard at the negotiating table of the Government and the guerrillas of the FARC-EP installed in...

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...

Colombia Peace Process Suspended: Action of Rogue FARC Unit?

COLOMBIA NEWS -- Colombia's President, Juan Manuel Santos,  has suspended a two-year peace process with the FARC guerrillas after the kidnapping of an army general, amid questions of whether this action was sanctioned by...

Colombian government ‘ready to reintegrate rebels

BBC News - Colombia has said it is ready to reintegrate thousands of demobilized rebels into society, as peace talks between FARC rebels and government negotiators enter their 15th round. The Colombian Agency for Reintegration...

What Did the FARC Truce Tell Us?

The unilateral truce called by Colombia's rebels over Christmas ended with very few, but telling violations, suggesting that the guerrilla leadership is still seeing its orders obeyed for the most part, but that the...

Colombian Govt. Highlights Agreements with FARC-EP

Results achieved in the talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) are encouraging, said the government chief negotiator, Humberto de la Calle. "With all responsibility and without conveying false expectations I...

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Colombian police have arrested ten people after they found children with disabilities who were being abused inside of a clinic run by the government. The...

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This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

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A risqué promotional video offers a drug-fuelled orgy offering unlimited sex with big-bottomed hookers in a “sex island experience” holiday in Colombia. The raunchy clip...

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Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

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It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...