Tag: <span>colombia</span>

After 10 Soldiers Killed, Colombia Resumes Bombing of FARC

Top Story — At least 10 Colombian soldiers were killed and 17 injured Wednesday in an attack carried out by FARC rebels, which prompted President Juan Manuel Santos to reinstate […] Read More >

U.S. Army May Investigate Colombia Child Rape Claims

Top Story — The U.S. Army may investigate accusations of sexual assault against its soldiers and contractors in Colombia, a spokesman said Friday, the military’s first response to claims published […] 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 >

Great Reads Round-Up: Jan. 4-11

Latin America News Dispatch is happy to announce the latest addition to our weekly newsletter — Great Reads Round-Up. Here, you can see some of the week’s best feature articles […] 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 >