Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:54
After more than 50 years of conflict marked by widespread and systemic sexual violence, Colombia has established a national day to remember the appalling suffering experienced by so many women, whose plight has until now been largely ignored.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:27
Colombia’s peace process faces its most serious crisis yet, after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) suspended a five month old unilateral ceasefire. Instead of more measures to de-escalate the conflict ahead of a final peace agreement, there are now new risks that the confrontation will escalate, causing fresh humanitarian damage, crippling trust between the parties and further weakening public support for the process.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 06:15
At least 18 Farc rebel fighters were killed during an operation by Colombia’s army on Thursday, in one of the most deadly confrontations since the guerrillas began peace talks with the government more than two years ago.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:04
President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday said his defense minister was being reassigned and replaced, as the government wades through peace talks with leftist rebels.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 06:32
Despite animosity between the Farc and the US, which considers the rebel group ‘narco-terrorists’, envoy Bernard Aronson is seen as a critical voice at peace talks.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:15
U.S. prosecutors are investigating several high-ranking Venezuelan officials, including the president of the country’s congress, on suspicion that they have turned the country into a global hub for cocaine trafficking and money laundering, according to more than a dozen people familiar with the probes.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:40
Colombia's smaller insurgency, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has met with members of the main rebel force FARC, in Cuba, with the blessing of President Juan Manuel Santos, who is hoping it will lead to a second peace process.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 05:21
Here we are in 2015 with a Venezuelan governor saying there are as many as 4,000 FARC combatants in his state. On one hand, that is an incredibly large number, about half of what Colombia estimates are the active number of FARC combatants. The size of the claim is why some Colombian analysts are skeptical.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 06:46
President Juan Manuel Santos lashed out on Tuesday at opponents he accuses of fueling a wave of booing that has greeted him in the days since a deadly attack by leftist guerrillas dealt a major setback to negotiations with Colombia's biggest rebel movement.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:24
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will leave a transfer power to a broad commission of Colombian political, business, military and labor leaders who will be advising the head of state during the “definite phase” of peace talks with rebel group FARC.