FARC

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 07:15
The peace accords between FARC and the Colombian government have yet to be finalised, and the country is bracing for a heated campaign for the “yes” and “no” votes in the plebiscite, which could come by the end of September.
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 07:15
The peace accords between FARC and the Colombian government have yet to be finalised, and the country is bracing for a heated campaign for the “yes” and “no” votes in the plebiscite, which could come by the end of September.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 07:32
A Colombian high court on Monday ruled in favor of using a plebiscite to approve a peace deal being negotiated with Marxist FARC rebels that seeks to end more than five decades of war.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 06:53
Both rebel commanders and the government hope that once a deal is done, an unarmed the Farc will become a leftist political party, promoting their professed Marxist-Leninist ideals through the ballot not the bullet. But many Farc members are wary of a future without the weapons which give them protection and status.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:26
With the peace deal nearly done and a formal cease-fire in place, a final struggle is underway between President Santos and ex-President Uribe — and the powerful forces in Colombian society they represent.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:33
The highest-profile leader of Colombia's largest rebel group — the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC — has ordered his troops to stop collecting "taxes" in territories it dominates.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:33
The recently announced concentration zones where FARC guerrillas will gather upon the signing of a peace agreement with Colombia's government provide the two sides an opportunity to prevent the continuation of violence and illegal activity in these areas.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:53
The FARC’s pledge to end its war to overthrow the Colombian state is a huge step forward in reducing the country's violence. But an end to the five-decade old civil conflict is still far off. Here are eight reasons why, even should the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) disarm and demobilize today, the civil conflict will continue.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:38
Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels said on Wednesday they had agreed to end hostilities with a definitive ceasefire that leaves the two sides just a step away from resolving the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:39
Colombia guerrilla group FARC made at least $22.4 million with drug trafficking since 1995, according to the country’s chief prosecutor. The Prosecutor General’s Office has been putting together massive criminal files against the Marxist guerrilla group that is currently negotiating an end to more than half a century of war between the state and the rebels.

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