Colombian FARC-EP and Govt. to Resume Talks on July 28

The delegations of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People's Army (FARC-EP) and the Government to the peace talks agreed to start a new cycle of dialogue in Cuba on Sunday, July 28. In...

Ceasefire: Confidence-Building in Colombia

This is about a humanitarian agenda being the path toward peace, not a substitute for peace. This humanitarian agenda does not even need to be publicly announced, but simply implemented with discretion. - Kristian...

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...

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...

The Long Road To Peace in Colombia

The longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere officially came to an end on Monday, with the signing of a peace deal between Colombia's government and the leftist Farc rebels. Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia,...

Limited Ceasefire Violations Suggest FARC Command Still in Control

The lack of major violations to the unilateral ceasefire declared by the FARC for Colombia's election season indicates the central command retains broad control over field units, but the unruly 36th Front remains a...

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...

“Yes” Option Leads In Colombia’s Peace Deal Polls

(Today Colombia) The deal negotiated over four years of talks in Cuba that would see Latin America's oldest guerrilla group surrender its arms to United Nations monitors in exchange for a series of concessions...

Colombia ‘ready to talk’ to rebel group ELN

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is ready to start peace talks with the country's second-largest left-wing rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN). The announcement comes a day after the ELN released...

FARC Calls for Election Delay in Colombia Talks

(AP) Talks on ending Colombia's protracted civil conflict resumed Tuesday with a surprising proposal from the country's largest rebel group: postpone next year's elections. A top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or...

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...

FARC-EP to Release Policemen HostagesToday

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) will hand over today to a humanitarian commission two policemen in its power since January 25. The commission that will receive policemen Cristian Yate and Victor...

Peace or Appeasement in Colombia?

By agreeing to negotiate with FARC, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos is simply allowing the continuation of war by means of politics The last time Colombia’s government sat down to negotiate peace with the Colombian Revolutionary...

Colombia government, FARC peace talks resume

The peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group resumed in Cuba on Monday amid optimistic expectations and sadness over the death of Venezuela President Hugo...

Colombian rebels want constitutional assembly after peace deal

(Reuters) - The top FARC rebel negotiator wants a national assembly to change the constitution once a peace deal is reached with the government, according to an interview on a left-wing website published on...

FARC calls for peace through struggle

Colombian rebels Monday issued a video message touting peace through "struggle and mobilization." Colombia Reports said the New Year's Eve message was posted on YouTube but then removed as government forces said at least five...

Colombia vows not to give FARC chance to rearm

The Colombian government on Thursday reassured the country's more conservative factions that it would not let the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group use the upcoming peace talks to get rearmed. Delivering...

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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)...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Colombia Upgraded To Level 2, Joins List of Tourism Friendly Destinations

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Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

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A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according...

Colombian Bridge Collapse Kills Ten Workers, Injures Eight

At least 10 construction workers died in Colombia on Monday after the bridge they were working on near capital city Bogota collapsed. Colombian Civil Defence...

Colombia peso boosted by weak dollar and rising oil prices

The US dollar has lost more than 5% of its value against Colombia’s peso over the past month, partly because of an increase in...

Colombia Sends 55 Tons of Ham to Venezuela Amid Holiday Shortage

Colombia, seeking to smooth over some holiday sadness in its South American neighbor Venezuela, has sent two trucks packed with ham — a traditional...

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The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota...