Tag: colombia

FARC Rebels and Colombia’s Government are one Step Closer to Signing a Peace Deal

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — On April 9, 1948, Colombian liberal presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was murdered in downtown Bogotá. A hired hitman approached Gaitán at noon and shot him. The […] Read More >

Colombian Police Arrest Panamanian Businessman on U.S. Allegations of Money Laundering

Top Story — Colombian police arrested a top Panamanian businessman whose extensive banking, real estate and retail businesses, U.S. authorities allege, were used by Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers to […] Read More >

ELN Rebels and Colombian Government to Hold Formal Peace Talks

Top Story — The Colombian government and rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country’s second largest left-wing rebel group after the FARC, announced on Wednesday that they will […] Read More >

Brother of Former Colombian President Arrested on Charges of Running a Death Squad

Top Story — Colombian authorities have arrested the brother of current Senator and former President Álvaro Uribe in Medellín on charges of organizing a paramilitary group that was linked to dozens […] Read More >

While FARC Rebels Balk at Referendum Plan, Colombia Increases Attack on ELN

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave the military orders to increase its operations against the second largest guerilla group in the country, the ELN, in response to an […] Read More >

UN Agrees to Oversee Future Ceasefire Deal Between Colombia, FARC Rebels

Top Story — In a unanimous vote on Monday, the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution to oversee the planned ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. The vote […] Read More >

Colombia, FARC Ask UN to Monitor Post-Ceasefire Disarmament

Top Story — The Colombian government and FARC rebels jointly requested on Tuesday that the United Nations set up a monitoring body to oversee the demobilization process that would follow […] Read More >

Colombia Advances LGBT Rights But Some Say It’s Not Enough

The past few weeks have been incredibly important for Colombia’s LGBT community. Last month, the country’s first openly gay candidate for political office was elected mayor in the southern city […] Read More >

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 >

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 >