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...

Colombia peace talks worth trying

Three times in the past 30 years Colombian governments have tried and failed to negotiate peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Government (FARC), a onetime Marxist guerrilla group that embraced kidnapping, drug trafficking...

Violence flares in lead up to new round of FARC peace talks

Recent kidnappings and intensified fighting have increased public skepticism about the Colombian government and FARC rebel peace talks. Today marks a new round of negotiations in Havana, Cuba. (CSM/TodayColombia) Bogotá - Colombian government and rebel...

Colombia’s FARC Founder Calls to Prevent Caguan Mistakes

(Prensa Latina)  Guerrilla leader Miguel Angel Pascuas, founder of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), said present peace negotiations cannot make the same mistakes of Cagúan (1998-2002). When the Caguan talks we...

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 the Government-insurgency talks and build...

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...

U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks

WASHINGTON  (IPS) – Despite looming differences over Colombia’s drug policy, President Barack Obama renewed his support for a peaceful settlement to the civil war that has plagued the country for over half a century...

The absence of women at the negotiating table is shocking

AlertNet is precise in saying: Colombia missed an opportunity to include women in the peace talks. Michelle Bachelet has said it: “ … peace cannot be constructed without including women.” It is shocking the absence...

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...

Farc Rebels Announce Christmas Ceasefire

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels have announced a unilateral Christmas ceasefire, on the first day of peace talks in Cuba. The truce will run from Tuesday until 20 January, negotiator Ivan Marquez said. Colombian government negotiators arrived...

Colombian peace deal would not end all violence

(Reuters) - A peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels would not likely end all bloodshed in Colombia because breakaway renegade fighters and other drug-funded crime gangs would continue to battle government troops, an influential...

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...

Colombia Sets Agenda for Peace Talks

First Round of Meetings to Take Place in Norway and Cuba; Santos Says There Will Be No Cease-Fire   BOGOTÁ—President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday peace talks with Colombia's guerrillas would start next month, staking his...

President’s brother speaks out on Colombia talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A brother of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has revealed that the country's largest guerrilla group had initially proposed to hold peace talks within Colombia or in neighboring Venezuela, rather...

FARC-government negotiations must include immediately returning child soldiers to families

January is the month when the most of amount of minors are recruited into armed groups, according to the Ministry of family Welfare. The recruiters take advantage of the Christmas school break. Green Party Senator...

Top Issue As Colombia-FARC Negotiators Continue? Land

CSMONITOR/TodayColombia - Lack of access to land by rural populations has been a cause and a consequence of Colombia's five-decade-old conflict – and will be a focus of today's FARC-Colombia peace talks in Cuba. 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...

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Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95,...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of...

In Colombia, Venezuelan Agents Are Infiltrating Migrant Shelters

Venezuelan military agents have a new strategy: infiltrating shelters for migrants in Colombia. According to Colombian broadcaster Caracol, at least five of fifteen Venezuelans...

‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be...

Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend...

Colombia: Over 40 Venezuelan women rescued from sex ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia said Thursday they have rescued more than 40 Venezuelan women from a “21st century sex slavery” ring...

Colombia to cut all diplomatic ties with Venezuela starting in January

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that his country will sever all diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January next year when Nicolás Maduro, whom...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is...

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