Colombia Gambles on Talks With the FARC

President Manuel Santos seeks an end to five decades of terrorist violence. The question is, at what price?   No one I know of has ever calculated the net present value of future cash flows from...

How will the FARC-Colombia peace talks impact Latin America?

By Sara Miller Llana, CSMonitor/TodayColombia If the Colombian government succeeds in reaching a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), it will put to an end one of the longest standing armed...

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...

Colombians may get vote on peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a...

The price of peace

An understandable thirst for justice should not block a deal that would save lives The Economist - WHEN the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), as they grandly call themselves, took up arms to install...

FARC-EP Welcomes Agrarian Forum in Colombia for Peace Contribution

Havana -  The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) are describing the meeting being convened this week by social sectors in Bogota to discuss agriculture as a significant landmark for peace. "We welcome 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...

FARC wants to lead pilot project to end coca production in Colombia

(UPI) — The major rebel group in peace talks with the Colombian government says it wants an active role in a pilot project to get coca farmers to grow alternative crops. A similar proposal was...

Colombia’s President Wants Peace with FARC by 2013

(Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday he is "cautiously optimistic" that his government can reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels. In New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, Santos...

Colombian Peace Talks Start — and So Do the FARC’s Delusional Tirades

(TIME Magazine) It was supposed to be a feel-good photo op. At a ceremony on Thursday in Oslo, the Colombian government and Marxist insurgents formally launched peace talks to end Latin America’s last remaining...

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...

Peace Talks About to Seal Important Step, Says De la Calle

Colombian former vice president Humberto de la Calle said today that the first sub-section of the comprehensive agricultural development policy being discussed at the peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army...

Colombian rebels say peace talks going well, negotiators ‘on same wavelength’

Associated Press/TodayColombia HAVANA — A senior commander of Colombia’s main rebel group said Tuesday that days of intensive peace talks with the government are going well, the clearest signal yet that the half-century-long conflict may...

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...

Colombian Government Rejects Alleged Pressure FARC-EP

The team leader of the Colombian government in the peace process, Humberto de la Calle, announced Wednesday he will return to the negotiating table in Cuba with the FARC-EP, but without accepting alleged pressure...

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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The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...

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‘We apologize’: former Colombia FARC rebels seek forgiveness at tribunal

Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

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Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...