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...

Colombia’s FARC, Government Delegations Meet In Havana

The preparatory meeting to settle logistical issues for the peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government began here Tuesday. Representatives of both parties define, in camera, technical...

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...

ELN Is Ready for Talks With the Colombian Government

The leader of the Colombian guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN), Nicolas Rodriguez, reiterated that they are ready to talk with the government of Juan Manuel Santos, "without conditions". In a letter posted on its...

Colombian Gov’t Appoints two Women to Peace Talks with FARC-EP

Two women appointed by the Juan Manuel Santos administration, Nigeria Renteria and Maria Paulina Riveros, will join the government delegation at peace talks with the FARC-EP in Havana. Santos announced today that the women...

Two Colombians Make List of 8 Richest Gangsters Of All Time

Imagine a gangster, crime lord or drug lord and you probably think of bloodshed, guns, fast money and a rich lifestyle. Gangsters are also known to make a lot of money, even though the...

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...

Five-Day Break in Colombian Peace Talks

The peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will have a five-day pause starting on Saturday, while Bogota is getting ready to hold an agrarian forum on...

Can Colombia build on its democratic opening?

By Oliver Kaplan, Special to CNN – A year ago today, peace negotiators in Colombia began working with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group to end a nearly 50-year bloody conflict,...

The Ghosts of Colombia. Grim Legacy Haunts Peace Negotiations

October 11 marked the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Jaime Pardo Leal, presidential candidate of the Patriotic Union (UP) electoral coalition formed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Colombian communists....

Colombia Could Have Peace In Six Months

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today (Wednesday) in Havana to have reached a breakthrough with the leader of the FARC, Timoleom Jimenez, alias “Timochenko,” bringing the country to the verge...

Colombia, FARC say peace talks advancing

(Reuters) - Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels said on Sunday their talks aimed at ending half a century of conflict are picking up the pace and making progress toward an agreement on land...

FARC, Colombian Government Postpone Restart of Talks in Havana

The Colombian peace negotiations between the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) and the government will resume on November 28, the parties said in a communique. After the closing of the latest round...

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...

Colombian Gov’t, FARC-EP Dialogue Recesses Today

Havana - The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) are taking a break in talks today, a recess the parties use for reviewing what have been discussed in the process. As...

Government and FARC Postpone Next Round Peace Talks For Three Weeks

In a joint statement, the negotiation teams from the government and the FACR in Cuba, announced that the start of the eight round of negotiations (which were scheduled to start on Monday) is postponed...

Colombian rebels say they share blame for decades of bloodshed

(Havana) - Colombia's largest rebel organization for the first time on Tuesday accepted partial responsibility for decades of bloodshed and called for a commission to investigate the causes of the armed conflict that has...

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