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...

Colombian government, rebels to seek new ceasefire accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group. In response to a United Nations call for continued...

Colombian Vice President Says that the Peace Process is Irreversible, Denies Impunity

(EFE) The vice president of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, said today that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible”, developed with “complete democratic participation”, and denied that it is based on “impunity”, given that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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