Peace Negotiations

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:36
The Usuga clan was born from a faulty demobilization – in this case an attempt in the mid-2000s to disarm a federation of rightwing militias known as the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC). While more than 30,000 fighters laid down their weapons, some units refused, regrouping as what are variously called “post-demobilization” groups, neo-paramilitaries or paramilitary successor groups.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 05:14
Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas have announced the start of formal peace negotiations, but the government's lengthy peace process with rebel group the FARC cautions against expecting a quick resolution to more than 50 years of conflict.
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 07:06
The International Crisis Group welcomes the announcement on 30 March of the “Agreement for Peace Talks between the National Government and the National Liberation Army” (ELN) in Colombia, and the beginning of a public phase of negotiations.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:27
Colombia has announced it is starting formal peace talks with the country's second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN). Government and ELN negotiators made the announcement in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, where the two sides have been holding informal talks.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:40
Prospects of jumpstarting peace talks with the Taliban are becoming increasingly dim amid recent battlefield gains by the insurgents in Afghanistan, an embattled government in Kabul and growing suspicions of Pakistan's good intentions in facilitating such negotiations.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:31
The wave of attacks against leftist groups began in late February, and has already claimed 16 murder victims and 54 other instances of “threats and persecution” according to MOVICE, a Colombian human rights organization.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 06:55
Wednesday was supposed to mark the end of 52 years of armed conflict in Colombia. But peace negotiations underway in Havana between the government and the country's main rebel group are likely to stretch on for months, according to observers close to the talks.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:46
The U.N. special envoy on Syria said he hoped a meeting between the U.S. and Russian foreign ministers on Wednesday would give impetus to peace talks where the divisive issue of a political transition is stalling progress.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:38
Secretary of State John Kerry, at the request of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, met with the parties negotiating a peace agreement for Colombia this afternoon in Havana, Cuba. The Secretary first met with the Colombian government's negotiating team and then with the FARC negotiating team.‎
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 06:56
More than 250,000 children have been affected by the conflict in Colombia since peace talks between the Government and the country’s main armed opposition group (FARC-EP) started three years ago, UNICEF said in a report released today.