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FARC asks EU to be taken off international terrorist organization list
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 28, 2016 1 comment

FARC asks EU to be taken off international terrorist organization list

Colombia’s FARC rebels, who are set to signing peace with the government, asked the European Union on Thursday to be removed from the EU list of terrorist groups.

FARC announces deal over victims of Colombia’s armed conflict
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 14, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC announces deal over victims of Colombia’s armed conflict

The FARC on Monday announced that the rebel group has successfully finalized negotiations with the government over victims and transitional justice.

FARC call for immediate truce, claiming Colombia’s peace talks under threat
Posted by Claire Dennis on Nov 9, 2015 3 comments

FARC call for immediate truce, claiming Colombia’s peace talks under threat

Guerrilla group FARC urged Colombia’s government on Sunday to immediately agree to a bilateral ceasefire, arguing the rebels’ unilateral truce cannot be sustained.

Escalation of violence could cause Colombia peace talks to collapse: FARC
Posted by Reuters on Jun 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Escalation of violence could cause Colombia peace talks to collapse: FARC

Colombian rebel group FARC warned on Tuesday that the recent escalation of armed conflict could cause the collapse of peace talks in Cuba, where the government and insurgents are seeking to  Full Article »

FARC willing to do time for war crimes, just not in prison
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 2, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC willing to do time for war crimes, just not in prison

The leaders of the FARC are willing to serve time in detention for crimes committed during Colombia’s armed conflict, just as long as this isn’t in an ordinary prison, negotiator “Pastor  Full Article »

FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator
Posted by Rebecca Florey on Feb 23, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC guerrillas will neither go to prison nor surrender weapons: Rebel negotiator

FARC guerrillas will not go to prison and will not give up their weapons in the event of a peace deal, Ivan Marquez, the rebels’ chief negotiator in Cuba said  Full Article »

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 17, 2014 Leave a comment

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday declared an indefinite ceasefire, an unprecedented concession to public pressure and opponents to ongoing peace talks with the country’s government.

Posted by Joel Gillin on Oct 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s political reforms indicate peace deal ‘not close’: FARC

Reforms proposed by the Colombian government indicate that the chances of the peace deal in the near future is “distant,” according to a member of the FARC’s peace delegation in Havana. 

FARC leader’s apology was from the heart: Colombia conflict victim
Posted by Gabrielle Mentjox on Aug 19, 2014 Leave a comment

FARC leader’s apology was from the heart: Colombia conflict victim

A woman whose family was massacred by FARC guerrillas has received a “heartfelt” apology from the chief peace negotiator of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group during a break in the ongoing  Full Article »

FARC guerrilla leader rejects legal framework as peace talks resume with Colombia’s govt
Posted by Emil Foget on Aug 12, 2014 Leave a comment

FARC guerrilla leader rejects legal framework as peace talks resume with Colombia’s govt

The lead negotiator for Colombia’s largest armed group, the FARC reiterated the group’s opposition to the legal framework for peace on Tuesday, as the latest rounds of peace talks with  Full Article »

Colombia’s oldest guerrilla group, FARC to decide on second unilateral ceasefire
Posted by Oliver Sheldon on Jun 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s oldest guerrilla group, FARC to decide on second unilateral ceasefire

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, have said they are discussing whether to start another ceasefire for the second round of the Presidential elections, in a statement released on Tuesday  Full Article »

FARC ‘appreciates’ international support for Colombia peace process
Posted by Philip Acuña on May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

FARC ‘appreciates’ international support for Colombia peace process

Colombia’s FARC rebels released a statement Wednesday thanking a group of international politicians who recently expressed their support for the ongoing peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the country’s  Full Article »

Colombia presidential campaign ‘unworthy’ and ‘disgusting’: FARC commander
Posted by Philip Acuña on May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia presidential campaign ‘unworthy’ and ‘disgusting’: FARC commander

A prominent FARC leader took to the internet Wednesday to criticize Colombia’s presidential campaign process, which he said has devolved into “dirty water” flinging “from one plutocratic minority to another.”

US and European politicians express support for Colombia’s peace talks
Posted by Philip Acuña on May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

US and European politicians express support for Colombia’s peace talks

Over 200 politicians from the United States and Europe have released a letter expressing their support for ongoing peace negotiations in Cuba between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest guerrilla group, the  Full Article »

Govt, FARC to talk drugs again as Colombia peace talks recommence
Posted by Tim Hinchliffe on May 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Govt, FARC to talk drugs again as Colombia peace talks recommence

The Colombian government’s peace delegation gathered in Havana, Cuba Monday for the start of the 25th round of peace talks with the FARC rebel group, the country’s largest. The negotiations  Full Article »

FARC reiterate call for Colombia truth commission
Posted by Charlane Robinson on Mar 21, 2014 Leave a comment

FARC reiterate call for Colombia truth commission

The FARC once again called for the creation of a truth commission to investigate culprits of war crimes and mass human rights violations perpetrated by actors in Colombia’s longstanding armed  Full Article »