Category: Colombia

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 >

Maduro, Santos Reach Agreement to End Border Crisis

Top Story — The leaders of Colombia and Venezuela met on Monday for the first time since a crisis broke out along their shared border last month, leaving the meeting […] Read More >

Colombia, Venezuela May Soon Hold Talks on Border Crisis

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday that a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro may happen after the latter’s “gestures” toward resolving a crisis […] Read More >

In Historic Step, Colombia to Curtail Military Action Against FARC

Top Story —The Colombian government will decrease military activity against FARC rebels, provided that the leftist guerrilla group upholds a recently announced unilateral ceasefire, according to a statement made Sunday […] Read More >

Strategy, Cease-Fires and Public Opinion: Inside Colombia’s Peace Process

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — On Sunday, diplomats in Havana, Cuba announced that the Colombian government will de-escalate its military campaign against the FARC rebel group, if that group adheres to the […] Read More >

After Hiccups in Colombia’s Peace Talks, Rebels Announce Unilateral Ceasefire

Top Story — Colombia’s FARC rebels on Wednesday announced they will observe a unilateral ceasefire starting on July 20, a positive sign amid a recent escalation of tensions between the […] Read More >

With a New Unilateral Truce, New Bilateral Challenges for Colombia’s Peace Process

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced on Wednesday that it will institute a month-long unilateral ceasefire, beginning on July 20. The truce called by […] Read More >

US Unseals Indictments Against Leaders of Colombia’s Most Powerful Drug Gang

Top Story — Federal prosecutors in Miami unsealed indictments on Tuesday against 17 members of one of Colombia’s biggest narcotics cartels, charging a number of important cartel leaders in an […] Read More >