Peace Negotiations

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:19
Thousands of Colombians wearing white and carrying flowers marched through Bogota on Wednesday demanding that politicians revive a peace accord to end five-decades of war after voters rejected the hard-fought deal in a referendum.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:48
Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe on Monday proposed that leaders of the Marxist FARC rebel group lose their freedom for at least five years and they would be banned from elected office as part of changes to a peace deal between the government and the insurgents.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:49
Colombia's government and second-biggest rebel group announced on Monday they will start formal peace talks on Oct. 27 in a boost for President Juan Manuel Santos after the rejection of his deal with the larger FARC guerrilla group.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:21
As former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe digs his claws into the carefully crafted peace agreement between Colombia's government and the FARC guerrillas, the debate over prosecuting rebel commanders for drug trafficking crimes will surely rise to the fore, providing a potentially accord-busting power to the former executive.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 06:28
President Juan Manuel Santos says government will end ceasefire on 31 October, as surprised Farc leaders instruct units to take up secure positions
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:53
At the very least, the October 2 "No" vote in the plebiscite on Colombia's peace accord opens the process to a series of modifications. At most, it could result in a complete collapse of negotiations and a return to full-scale war.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 06:43
The setback in Bogota also dealt a blow to Washington, which had been banking on a settlement after spending more than $10 billion over 16 years to combat the FARC.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:49
Rebels in Colombia from the National Liberation Army say they are ready to overcome outstanding differences with the government and initiate stalled peace talks.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:39
Without some sort of a Turkish-Kurdish deal, it is only a matter of time before the Turkey-backed Syrian opposition groups on the border clash with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces there.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:50
Last year, the Obama administration dispatched veteran U.S. diplomat Bernard Aronson to Havana, Cuba, the site of the Colombian peace talks. The negotiations had turned contentious and had dragged on for nearly three years. But Aronson was a reassuring presence and helped the two sides overcome numerous roadblocks as they moved toward a final accord.