FARC-EP Highlights Guarantors” Support in Peace Talks

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) highlighted today the guarantees and full support of representatives from Norway, Cuba, Venezuela and Chile in the process to establish peace negotiations with the government. In...

Colombia peace talks to resume next week

Colombian peace talks designed to end Latin America’s last and oldest insurgency will resume next week after a month’s recess, the two sides said. The FARC leftist rebels and the Bogota government said in a...

‘Key moment’ in Colombia-FARC peace talks

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC) are at a critical point. At meetings in the Cuban capital Havana, the rebel group described an unprecedented level of...

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...

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...

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...

Colombia, FARC say peace talks make progress, but still disagreements

(Reuters) - Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels have made strides toward striking an accord on land reform, but disagreements remain, the two sides said on Thursday at the end of their latest round...

FARC-EP: We Need People’s Participation in Peace Talks

he Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) issued a fourth reflection in which they highlighted the importance of people's participation in the peace process. In the text, they explained in detail the points agreed...

Colombia: Peace talks resume, but local hope dampens

Both the FARC and the Colombian government say they are pleased with peace negotiations so far, but citizens are losing faith. Violence continues and many feel excluded from the process. Negotiators for the government of...

Colombia rebels announce they’ll release 2 police, soldier amid chill in peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (Associated Press) — Colombia’s main leftist rebel group said Saturday it plans to free two police officers and a soldier it recently took prisoner. Their capture amid a surge in violence had...

Colombian government ‘ready to reintegrate rebels

BBC News - Colombia has said it is ready to reintegrate thousands of demobilized rebels into society, as peace talks between FARC rebels and government negotiators enter their 15th round. The Colombian Agency for Reintegration...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in Colombia’s peace...

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...

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