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4 civilians injured as ‘FARC’ blows up Pan-american Highway
Posted by Michael Fortino on May 29, 2015 Leave a comment

4 civilians injured as ‘FARC’ blows up Pan-american Highway

Rebel group FARC allegedly bombed a section of the Pan-american Highway, an attack that resulted in four wounded civilians and the closing of the road connecting Colombia and Ecuador.

Colombia’s peace talks resume after FARC ceasefire suspension
Posted by Emma Rosser on May 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s peace talks resume after FARC ceasefire suspension

Colombia’s peace talks resumed on Friday amid an increase in violence and with a refreshed government negotiation team.

How the FARC’s failed ceasefire reduced violence by 90%
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 29, 2015 Leave a comment

How the FARC’s failed ceasefire reduced violence by 90%

The five-month unilateral ceasefire of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC, which ended a week ago, resulted in a 90% reduction in violence compared to the same period in previous years of  Full Article »

6 killed in northeast Colombia combat: Military
Posted by Emma Rosser on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

6 killed in northeast Colombia combat: Military

Colombia’s National Army on Thursday reported that three soldiers and three guerrillas died in combat in the northeast of the country.

Colombia’s ombudsman supports bilateral ceasefire with FARC
Posted by Emma Rosser on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s ombudsman supports bilateral ceasefire with FARC

Colombia’s ombudsman, the country’s highest human rights official, said Thursday he supports a bilateral ceasefire with FARC rebels as urged by guarantor countries Norway and Cuba.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Guarantors urge Colombia government and FARC to agree to bilateral ceasefire

Cuba and Norway, the two countries acting as guarantor of Colombia’s ongoing peace talks, on Wednesday urged the Colombian government and rebel group FARC to agree to a bilateral ceasefire and put an  Full Article »

Colombia’s armed conflict enters 52nd year while light at the end of the tunnel dims
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s armed conflict enters 52nd year while light at the end of the tunnel dims

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday commemorated its 51st anniversary, marking the beginning of the 52nd year of an armed conflict that has left more than 7 million victims.

FARC peace negotiator killed in strike that spurred end to truce: Rebels
Posted by AFP on May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC peace negotiator killed in strike that spurred end to truce: Rebels

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas said Wednesday that one of their peace negotiators was killed in an air strike last week that has threatened to derail their talks with the government on  Full Article »

EU urges Colombia to continue with peace process despite recent flare ups
Posted by Matthew Dancis on May 27, 2015 1 comment

EU urges Colombia to continue with peace process despite recent flare ups

The European Union (EU) insisted that Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC proceed with peace talks in spite of major setbacks in attempts to deescalate conflict-related violence.

Citizens of southwest Colombia port city trapped as FARC ups offensive
Posted by Emma Rosser on May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Citizens of southwest Colombia port city trapped as FARC ups offensive

A combination of an increase in FARC attacks on public security forces and infrastructure, combined with public protests and a closed road has put the people of the south Pacific town in  Full Article »