Category: Colombia

Anti-Drug Spraying in Colombia May Cause Cancer

Top Story — A chemical used in a controversial aerial fumigation program as part of U.S.-funded anti-drug efforts in Colombia may cause cancer, according to a new study by an […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 16-22

Colombia: Is the End in Sight to the World’s Longest War? Ed Vulliamy. The Guardian. March 15, 2015. (4,001 words) Since 2012, the Colombian government and the leftwing guerrilla group […] Read More >

Colombia Halts Air Raids on FARC Rebels, But Steps Remain on Path to Lasting Ceasefire

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — In a fifteen-minute long speech delivered on Tuesday evening, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that the country’s armed forces will stop, for the next month, their […] Read More >

Colombia Will Halt Air Attacks on FARC

Top Story — Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday announced that he has ordered a halt to air attacks by the military against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, […] Read More >

Colombia Military, FARC to Clear Landmines Together

Top Story — Colombia’s military and the FARC will work together to clear landmines planted since the latter launched a guerrilla war in 1964, several media outlets reported, the latest […] Read More >

Colombian Generals Meet With FARC, a Milestone

Top Story — A group of top Colombian military generals on Thursday met with negotiators from the rebel FARC for the first time, which officials are heralding as the latest […] Read More >

FARC Rebels Announce a Ban on the Recruitment of Child Soldiers

FARC rebels in Colombia announced Thursday an immediate and indefinite ban on the recruitment of child soldiers under 17 years old, a concession that the government and human rights advocates […] Read More >

Colombia’s ELN Releases Dutch Hostage

Top Story — Colombian guerrilla group the ELN has freed a Dutch hostage that had been held in captivity since Jan. 2014. News of the Dutch man’s release comes hours […] Read More >

Colombian Rebel Group ELN Open to Peace Talks with Government

Top Story — Colombia’s ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla group after the FARC, proclaimed its willingness to engage in peace talks with the government on Wednesday. The announcement follows President […] Read More >

Latin American Environmentalists Call For End To Fracking

Latin American environmental activists called for an end to fracking this week, as international leaders gathered in Lima, Peru, for the United Nations summit on climate change. Researchers and protestors […] Read More >