The 200,000 inhabitants of the southwest Colombian port town Tumaco are facing a “critical situation” amid increased guerrilla violence in and around the town, said the United Nations Thursday.
Twelve reported attacks from Colombian guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have resulted in six dead and eight injured so far this week as war-related violence continues across the country.
According to Colombian rebel group FARC, it has reached some kind of understanding over the punishing of war criminals if it is able to seal a peace agreement with the state. However, the government negotiators deny Full Article »
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday expressed his concern about an increase in war-related violence in Colombia following rebel group FARC’s decision to lift its unilateral Full Article »
Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro asked the police and armed forces to step up security measures in Colombia’s capital amid concerns that rebel group FARC is planning high-profile attacks.
A FARC attack on an oil pipeline in the southwest of Colombia has caused the country’s biggest environmental disaster in the past decade, said the country’s environment Minister on Thursday.
The FARC’s five-month unilateral ceasefire between December and May caused major unrest among guerrilla units, one of the group’s top military commanders and peace negotiator told The Associated Press.
Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, are “at a critical stage, perhaps the most difficult to date,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Full Article »