FARC

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:53
After the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was signed and sealed this week, it is now up to those same citizens to approve the deal – and finally put an end to the 52-year war.
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.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:10
A crime wave has hit Colombia's port city of Cartagena just days before government officials and FARC rebels are scheduled to arrive there to sign a peace agreement, foreshadowing the type of security challenges the country will face once the deal is finalized.
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.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:26
The contrast between the FARC’s 10th Conference and the last peace process in this same place 16 years ago could not be more marked. The FARC has changed and cannot go back to the war it once waged, funded by billions from the drug trade.

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