Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 07:47
As the government wades through complex peace talks with the FARC, rights advocates and families of the disappeared hope the rebels will reveal grave locations as part of a deal for them to avoid long prison terms and be allowed to enter politics.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 07:08
Colombia’s peace talks are stuck on the subject of justice as both the FARC and the government fear the legal consequences of the tens of thousands of war crimes committed by both parties.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:53
Colombia’s rebel group FARC on Sunday praised President Juan Manuel Santos‘ move to suspend air strikes on guerrilla targets in an attempt to deescalate the ongoing armed conflict. The conservative opposition in Congress rejected the initiative.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 07:21
The latest truce in Colombia's half-century internal conflict began this week, as FARC guerillas agreed to implement a unilateral ceasefire following the release of a government soldier on Sunday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 06:56
Members of Colombia’s military and rebel group FARC have resumed a landmine removal pilot project in the north of Colombia that was suspended last week when a soldier died after accidentally detonating a mine.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:23
Following two months of intense violence, the leaders of Colombia’s FARC rebels on Monday ordered their troops to indefinitely cease attacks on Monday.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 07:01
But 32 months into the peace talks, which began in November 2012, the Colombian public is not rushing to celebrate this latest agreement: support for the peace process reached its lowest ever at 45 percent at the end of June, per a Gallup poll.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 07:36
The Department of State welcomes the commitment made by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, to de-escalate the conflict and accelerate the pace of the peace negotiations.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 07:32
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcements of the intention of the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP to put in place new measures to de-escalate the current fighting in Colombia and to accelerate the negotiations in order to reach a peace agreement as soon as possible.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 06:22
As Colombia’s peace process moves into its 39th round of talks they are facing a rough patch, as public support has decreased and combat operations throughout Afro-Colombian territories have intensified.