A member of Colombia’s FARC rebel group pleaded guilty in a US federal court to hostage-taking charges stemming from the 2003 kidnappings of three U.S. citizens in Colombia, the US Full Article »
The supreme commander of Colombia’s second largest guerrilla group, the ELN, announced on Tuesday that peace talks with Colombia’s government announced in June last year are close to being formalized.
FARC rebels have violated their self-imposed unilateral ceasefire twice while the Colombian military has largely avoided attacking the guerrillas in its attempt to deescalate violence while peace talks continue, observers said Thursday.
A unilateral ceasefire declared by Colombia’s FARC rebels during peace talks with the government has reduced conflict-related violence to its lowest level in 30 years, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Colombia’s Congress will decide how the country is going to “seal” a possible peace deal with leftist FARC rebels, lawmakers said after meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday.
Colombia’s business leaders agree with rebel group FARC that the best way to seal a possible peace deal with the government would be through a National Constituent Assembly rather than Full Article »
Colombia’s peace talks have installed an international sub-commission, including an American and a Spaniard, that will seek to break the deadlock on how the Colombian state and rebels would pay for war crimes.
The leader of Colombia’s FARC rebels said Sunday that the military has carried out air strikes in spite of a suspension, contradicting observers who have claimed the army has not carried Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that he would be willing to declare a bilateral ceasefire once FARC and government peace negotiators reach a compromise on transitional justice.
United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named Frenchman Jean Arnault delegate to formally monitor and verify attempts to deescalate conflict violence in Colombia during peace talks.
A former top commander of paramilitary umbrella organization AUC has testified that a military general who takes part in peace negotiations with FARC rebels also took part in the killing Full Article »
A lieutenant colonel of Colombia’s National Army has been sentenced to 58 years in prison for the murder of five civilians who were fraudulently presented as guerrillas killed in combat.