Peace Negotiations

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:23
Colombia‘s government will begin much-delayed formal peace talks with the country’s second-biggest rebel group the ELN on February 7, after the guerrillas release a politician being held hostage, the two sides said on Wednesday.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:02
The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:05
The recent surrender of several gang members in Colombia is raising questions about the application of a legal reform meant to facilitate peace negotiations between the government and politically motivated guerrilla groups.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:06
Colombia is making "substantial progress" in getting its stalled peace deal with Marxist rebels back on track and hopes to have a deal very soon, the country's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:20
The United Nations Security Council has sent a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon authorizing the UN Mission in Colombia to verify the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, following a request from the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP).
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:27
A Nigerian militant group threatened on Monday to step up attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta if the president pursues a military campaign, casting a shadow over peace talks between the government and groups due to start on Tuesday.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:19
President Juan Manuel Santos told Colombians on Friday that “everything is on the table” in efforts to revive a peace pact that voters narrowly defeated Oct. 2 and said a revised accord could be reached “in a matter of days.”
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:05
Colombia is delaying peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels until they free a politician held captive for six months, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, as he struggles to salvage a peace deal with FARC guerrillas that was rejected in a plebiscite.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:47
Colombia's Defense Minister has voiced serious concerns that the FARC guerrilla group may break apart if the government does not work fast to reach a new peace accord -- a politically charged process that looks set to be a slow one.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:34
Colombia's second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has accused the Colombian government of "torpedoing" peace talks between the two sides due to start on Thursday.