Category: Colombia

FARC Rebels Reject Plebiscite Proposal to Finalize Colombian Peace Deal

Top Story — Colombian rebel group FARC rejected proposed legislation on Monday that would put a final peace agreement with the government up for popular vote, stalling progress in the peace negotiations […] Read More >

Colombia’s ELN Promises Hostage Release, Asks For Catholic Church Role in Peace Talks

Top Story — Colombia’s leftist guerrilla National Liberation Army announced Monday that it will free two soldiers kidnapped following a recent deadly raid, and on the same day appealed to […] Read More >

Colombia Government May Call Cease-Fire in January

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos plans to call a bilateral ceasefire starting on the first day of 2016 if negotiators from the government and the Revolutionary Armed […] Read More >

Podcast: Medellín’s Missing Bodies

– Look for us in the iTunes store. Guerrilla groups, paramilitaries and government forces have disappeared more than 93,000 people during Colombia’s 50 year civil war — more than any […] Read More >

Colombian Government, FARC Agree to Search for Tens of Thousands of Missing People

Top Story — Colombia’s government and FARC rebels agreed Saturday to collaborate on finding the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared since the country’s armed conflict began more […] Read More >

In Search for the Next UN Secretary General, Women Fight for Recognition

NEW YORK — Feminist activists, scholars and at least 45 United Nations member states are leading a campaign to make a woman the next U.N. secretary general in what would […] Read More >

In Colombia, There Will Be Peace

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — September 23 marked a historical day for the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. After an hour-long […] Read More >

Colombian President, FARC Rebels Say Peace to Come in Six Months

Top Story — President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced on Wednesday an agreement bringing the country just shy of an end to […] Read More >

Colombia Announces Shift in Anti-Coca Policy

Top Story — Colombia’s government on Tuesday announced it would increase its on-the-ground efforts to curb cocaine production following the end of a U.S. aerial fumigation program in May. The […] Read More >

Border Deal between Colombia and Venezuela Shows Increasing Influence of Regional Organizations

NEW YORK — In Quito on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, and President Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, finally brokered a set of agreements to resolve the crisis on […] Read More >