Category: Colombia

Colombia Declines to Extradite FARC Guerrilla to US

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday revealed an executive order rejecting the U.S. extradition request for FARC rebel Juan Vicente Carvajal, wanted in New York on drug trafficking charges, […] 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 >

US Drug War Ally Colombia Will Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

Top Story — On Thursday, Colombia’s government announced it will legalize the commercial sale of marijuana for medical and scientific use, The Associated Press reported. The upcoming decree by President […] 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 >

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 >