Colombia’s FARC rebels announced they would not allow anyone under 18 to enter their ranks. The country’s human rights office, however, said the guerrillas have failed to keep a previous promise Full Article »
Authorities in Cucuta, Colombia’s biggest city on the Venezuela border, declared the highest alert after an explosive device injured eight policemen. Police suspect ELN rebels have targeted the city amid a nation-wide campaign Full Article »
The FARC rebel group is reportedly sending military commanders back to lead their troops in Colombia and replacing them with ideologues, indicating a shift in strategy as the peace talks near an end and armed Full Article »
US President Barack Obama presented his 2017 budget proposal, including an annual aid package for Colombia’s pending peace process, to the Republican-dominated US Congress on Tuesday.
The ELN, Colombia’s second-largest leftist rebel group, must release a civilian and a soldier held hostage before the government will agree to begin a peace process, President Juan Manuel Santos Full Article »
The first 12 months that follow a peace deal with FARC rebels will be crucial for peace in Colombia, the United Nations’ representative in the country said Monday, adding that Full Article »
Colombia’s hard-line former President Alvaro Uribe publicly asked the United States on Sunday to reconsider its support for a pending peace deal with the FARC, and continue prosecuting and imprisoning guerrilla drug Full Article »
US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the 15-year-old “Plan Colombia” will become “Peace Colombia.” According to the White House, the change is not just in the name, but Full Article »
The United States will drastically ramp up its contributions to Colombia from $300 million to $450 million annually to support a peace process that seeks to end more than half a decade Full Article »
The United States is already supporting post-conflict programs ahead of a peace deal between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels, the US ambassador to Bogotá said Thursday.
Guerrillas of Colombia’s second largest rebel group ELN have captured a Colombian soldier at a rebel checkpoint in the north of the country, according to the military.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will meet with US President Barack Obama to promote the peace process and mark the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a US assistance package that Full Article »