Human rights commission to observe Colombia peace process

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will observe peace talks between the government of Colombia and rebel group FARC, reported local media on Monday. Humberto de la Calle, the chief negotiator for the Colombian government,...

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...

FARC-EP to End 2012 Searching Peace for Colombia

Guerrilla fighter Jaime Nevado, a member of the peace delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), said in this capital that they will end the year hopeful for this process in...

FARC-EP Thanks U.S. Congressmen for Supporting Peace Talks

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) expressed their thanks here today to U.S. congressional representatives for supporting the peace process that seeks to end the armed conflict that has lasted more than...

Colombia Congressmen Request Bilateral Ceasefire

The Peace Commission of the Congress of Colombia called today for a bilateral ceasefire required for the on going talks between a government mission and the FARC-EP in Havana, Cuba. Polo Democratico Party Rep. Ivan...

FARC rebels say expectations high for Colombia peace talks

(Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels believe the chances of achieving peace in upcoming talks with the government are high, but failure could bring many years more of war, a senior FARC leader said on...

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...

Suspension of Dialogue in Colombian Peace table Denied

The head of the Colombian government delegation to the peace dialogue with the guerrilla FARC, Humberto de la Calle, denied that a suspension of talks had been approved due to forthcoming 2014 elections in...

FARC-EP Rejects Military Law Reform by Colombian Congress

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) rejected today in this capital the constitutional reform to the military code approved by the Colombian Congress, which considers a step towards impunity. More images in: PhotosPL...

ELN rebels edge toward peace process

Colombia’s second largest guerrilla group ELN on Monday gave its strongest indication yet that it is willing to negotiate a peace deal with the government. “We announce to the country and to the international community...

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...

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...

Top negotiators at Colombia peace parley met in previous, failed talks

(Associated Press) -  The two chief negotiators didn’t shake hands. They didn’t even look at each other as they formally inaugurated talks to end Colombia’s stubborn five-decade-old conflict in Norway last month. On Monday, the...

Peace in Colombia? Major breakthrough at FARC talks

HAVANA - Colombia and the Marxist-led FARC rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform, the two sides said on Sunday in a major step forward for the peace process aimed...

Constitutional and Political Reform Focuses FARC-EP Claims

The call for a National Constituent Assembly and a political reform focus claims by the delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) to the peace talks with the government. Such guerrilla claims...

FARC-EP Call for Changes to Become Political Movement

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) urged today that, in case of the signing of a peace treaty, the institutional changes necessary so that organization can become a legal political movement will...

Peace Process: Agreement inked over conflict reparations

TODAY COLOMBIA - After some three and a half years of talks and negotiations, an agreement has finally been reached over the controversial fifth point of Colombia’s peace talks: conflict reparations for victims. The agreement,...

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