Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:12
Colombia's FARC rebel leaders will likely be protected by their own demobilized security units in coordination with the armed forces once peace is signed and the Marxist group enters politics, the defense minister said on Wednesday.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 07:46
The Colombian state and FARC guerrillas have approved an agreement to assure a final peace deal is executed during peace talks in Cuba. The Colombian government and members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, agreed that the deal will be signed before May 18.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:40
For activists like Franco, and Jani Silva, a community leader from the south-western Putumayo department, many of the injustices that underlie the conflict in the world’s largest single supplier of cocaine remain unresolved. This is despite the passage in 2011 of the Victims and Land Restitution Law – which aims to hand back the millions of hectares of land stolen during decades of violence.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:02
New estimates that the FARC guerrilla organization is worth billions of dollars draw attention to a highly contested issue that is critical to the peace talks between Colombia and its largest rebel group.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:53
Colombians hope a peace deal between the government and the country's biggest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), will bring five decades of conflict to an end.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:32
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced Wednesday that they will not recruit people under the age of 18, a decision that comes a year after their commitment not to accept anyone under age 17 into their ranks.
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.