Category: Colombia

FARC Kidnap Colombian Mayoral Candidate; Car Bomb Rattles Popayán While Another Attack Is Thwarted

Political violence in the lead-up to Colombia’s regional elections continued as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group kidnapped a mayoral candidate in the country’s central Meta province. […] Read More >

FARC Kills Two Colombian Mayoral Candidates; Release Communique Calling For “Political Solution”

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed two mayoral candidates in the Colombian department of Antioquia over the weekend, a […] Read More >

Colombian Supreme Court Refuses FARC Files As Evidence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to admit as evidence files taken from a FARC guerrilla commander’s computer in a 2008 raid — […] Read More >

FARC Files Reveal Guerrilla Group’s Ties to Chávez and Correa Governments

A strategic dossier published Tuesday by a British think tank revealed that the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) received material support from the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian governments under presidents […] Read More >

FARC Car Bomb Kills Two Colombian Police Officers; Separate Attack Kills Two More

Today in Latin America Top Story — A car bomb believed to have been planted by Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) guerrillas killed three police officers […] Read More >

Alleged FARC Gunmen Kill Six People In Southwest Colombia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Six people were killed in Colombia after a helicopter delivering money to a local bank was attacked by gunmen. More than a dozen attackers […] Read More >

FARC Releases Another Hostage In Colombia; Two Others Delayed

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released another hostage this weekend, but failed to let go of two more hostages on Sunday. […] Read More >

Colombia’s FARC Releases Politician Taken In 2009 As Gesture Of Peace

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group released the first of five hostages it promised to free this week as a […] Read More >

Colombian Major and Four Soldiers Accused In “False Positive” Murders

Today in Latin America Top Story — Authorities brought accusations against a Colombian army major and four other soldiers Monday for the killing of three civilians  in 2002. Maj. Juan […] Read More >

Colombia’s Álvaro Uribe Faces Scrutiny In Washington Over Lawsuit Alleging Drummond Supported Paramilitaries

WASHINGTON — On Nov. 3, as ex-president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe left a class he teaches at Georgetown University as a visiting scholar, a second-year law student named Charity Ryerson […] Read More >