Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:21
Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:17
Colombia has finally signed a peace deal with the oldest insurgency in the Western Hemisphere. But with the country's criminal economies as strong as ever, the armed conflict is far from over.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:34
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the country's main guerrilla group signed a historic peace accord Monday, in a ceremony meant to promote their agreement to end the country’s 52-year armed conflict.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:34
Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed rebel leaders agreed to a withdrawal of troops from three front line areas in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. The deal is less elaborate than last year's cease fire, which broke down before it began. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns there is no guarantee of success this time, either.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:22
While the recent peace agreement in Colombia does not promise the kind of sweeping economic and political change that has long been at the core of FARC revolutionary doctrine, the group says it will fight for those ideals at the ballot box.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:55
The land of magical realism, where realism breaks a Colombian’s heart and makes their eyes weep, has seen more than 220,00 dead and close to 6 million people displaced over the past few decades.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:43
“Making peace is much more difficult than making war because you need to change sentiments of people, people who have suffered, to try to persuade them to forgive,” the president, Juan Manuel Santos, said in an interview.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 07:42
A group of guerrillas in Colombia who have deserted the country's ongoing peace process are reportedly seeking control over lucrative criminal economies, illustrating a number of challenges associated with the expected criminalization of rebels as the demobilization process moves forward.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:18
Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight Wednesday, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has raged for more than two years.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 08:16
Colombia's Marxist FARC fighters have apologised for the "great pain" they caused by kidnapping thousands of people to finance half a century of conflict.