Friday, February 5, 2016 - 05:52
President Barack Obama has said he will ask the US Congress for $450m (£309m) in aid to help Colombia implement a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 05:09
Santos made the request during a January 28 interview with the Associated Press (AP) at the presidential palace in Bogotá, saying it would be appropriate for the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) from a State Department list of terrorist organizations once a peace deal is signed.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 05:16
As negotiations to end Colombia's half-century conflict close in on a final deal, attention is turning to the fate of an aging bank manager-turned leftist rebel who is being held at a U.S. maximum security prison alongside notorious terrorists.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 05:45
The Colombian government and the left-wing Farc rebel movement have both asked the UN for a mission to oversee the end of their decades-long conflict.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 05:44
The Associated Press made a rare, three-day visit to a secret FARC camp in Antioquia state in early January to see how the region's oldest leftist insurgency is preparing for a peace that looks more tantalizingly close than ever.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 06:38
Colombia’s national government is not reserving the money needed for an effective peace process with the FARC, said an economics expert on Tuesday.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:24
Emails released by authorities on Wednesday reportededly revealed that neo-paramilitary group Los Urabeños and FARC rebels have been partnering to traffic drugs and stockpile weapons.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:53
Rebel group FARC must agree to submit to transitional justice and its disarmament before the government can agree to a bilateral ceasefire, according to Colombia’s chief government negotiator at ongoing peace talks.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:50
Colombia’s military has not carried out a single attack on FARC units in the second week of the guerrilla group’s unilateral ceasefire, according to a conflict analysis group that is monitoring mutual attempts to deescalate armed conflict while peace talks are ongoing.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:19
Deadly attacks by both sides and escalating rhetoric threw the process into doubt earlier this year, but experts say recent moves signal that a settlement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, could be within reach.