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The Colombian armed conflict, in which multiple illegal armed groups participated, left more than 260,000 Colombians dead, 80,0000 missing and more than 7 million displaced. The administration of President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to peace with the FARC in December 2016 and has been engaged ...
Around 1,200 former members of Colombia's FARC rebel group did not demobilize under a peace deal and instead joined dissident factions still fighting the ... FARC dissidents have joined crime gangs and the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels on the list of the country's top security threats since ...

Colombia's former FARC guerrilla group is making its electoral debut as a recognized political party in congressional elections on Sunday. The FARC became a political party in December 2016, after signing a peace deal with the Colombian government that ended 52 years of bloody civil conflict in which ...
For the first time ever, former FARC rebel fighters are running for Congress. FARC fought the Colombian government for more than over 50 years before signing a peace deal with the government in 2016. They gave up their weapons and turned into a political party, but their arrival in politics has proven far ...
27, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Rodrigo Londono, a former rebel leader known as Timochenko, concludes his speech at a campaign inauguration to present congressional candidates for the political party formed by the former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, ...
The attack resulted in the deaths of 10 guerilla fighters, including Cachaco, the leader of the ELN in Antioquia's lower Cauca region. Three more ELN members were wounded during the operation, according to authorities, and were receiving medical attention and are currently under state custody.

BOGOTA: The leader of Colombia's FARC political party, former Marxist rebel commander Rodrigo Londono, will undergo heart surgery, the group said in a statement on Friday. Londono is a presidential candidate for the party, the unarmed reincarnation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...
PEACE TALKS. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2018 is seen a symbolic round table placed at Bolivar square in Bogota, during a demonstration asking for the reactivation of the peace talks, between the Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla, which were suspended after a string of deadly ...
Another blow came in December, when Standard & Poor's cut Colombia's credit rating to one level above junk status. And a presidential election is coming in May. The Colombian economy grew just 1.8% last year, the slowest pace since the global financial crisis a decade ago. In 2011, it was booming at ...
As Colombia lurches into peace, the continued existence of the camps reflects the difficulties faced by former rebels as they join society and suggests that ... Carlos Eduardo Villaraga, a 39-year-old who once commanded a rebel unit and now lives at the Icononzo camp, has eight acres of row crops of string ...
The peace accords, signed in 2016, ordered a vast transformation of post-conflict Colombia, including provisions for courts to settle war crimes, investments to wean farmers off the coca trade and a strong push to establish a Colombian government presence in areas that had been under rebel control.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived Tuesday in the Colombian capital, Bogota, in an effort to reassure Colombians that Washington remains ... Some former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel organization apparently began planting more coca to get more money from the ...
Colombian Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga of Tunja, former president of the Colombian bishops' conference, said one of the church's roles is “helping ... After 52 years of armed conflict in Colombia, government and rebel leaders reached a peace accord in late 2016 that put an official end to a war that ...
In a West Palm Beach courtroom on Monday, there was justice, finally, for six families whose loved ones were kidnapped and killed by guerillas in Colombia. ... In a sad, and also fascinating, case, the families used the federal Antiterrorism Act to sue Chiquita, for making payments to a Colombian guerilla group, the same ...
It was a hostile homecoming for former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono as he campaigned for Colombia's presidency in the coffee-growing region he abandoned four decades ago to join the rebels. Londono's trip to his hometown of La Tebaida on Saturday was touted by his supporters as a chance to ...
From drug trafficking to contraband fuel trade and extortion, Colombia's most powerful organized crime groups have long used the border region, Venezuela's economic situation and geography to ... This follows recent evidence linking the Venezuelan military to trafficking arms to Colombian rebel groups.
Manuel Bolivar is the news director of FARC's new media organization called Nueva Colombia Noticias, or NC News. He was a member of the Colombian guerilla insurgent group FARC, reporting on the rebel's clandestine radio program “Voices of the Resistance” and creating propaganda videos for the ...

Quito. Colombia's last rebel group, the ELN, on Tuesday called for a new ceasefire to allow the resumption of peace talks frozen by the government following a series of deadly bomb attacks on police stations, AFP reported. The ELN, or National Liberation Army, "hopes" the government will attend peace ...
The next round of the year-old talks between the government and National Liberation Army had been expected to begin in the coming days in Ecuador. Five officers were killed and dozens more were injured Saturday when a homemade bomb exploded outside a police station in Barranquilla during a shift ...
While the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, have signed a peace deal with the government and entered politics, many ... President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, whose government had been negotiating with the rebels in Ecuador, said he was suspending the talks.
At least five Colombian police officers were killed and 42 others injured Saturday morning after a bomb was hurled at the station house, police said. The National Liberation Army, or ELN by its Spanish initials, on Sunday claimed responsibility for the bombing. The leftist militant group made its claim in a ...
Setting aside combat fatigues and weapons, Colombia's once-fearsome rebels enter world of politics ... Londono, 59, was also the leader of the rebel group during four years of peace negotiations with the Colombian government that culminated in the peace deal that he and President Juan Manuel Santos ...
The ELN fighters and criminal gangs are moving into areas once controlled by Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of ... most at risk of displacement are Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities along the Pacific western coast and in remote rural areas in Colombia's south.
Under the agreement, every demobilised Farc rebel receives 620,000 Colombian pesos ($215; £160) a month for two years to help them make the transition into civilian life. Many former rebels have used the money to set up co-operatives in the areas they used to control. Cooperativa Gran Paz (Great ...
He said he had recalled the leader of his team involved in peace negotiations with the rebels. Mr. Santos won a ... With the FARC peace deal, however, the ELN became the largest remaining rebel group in Colombia and tried to take on the mantle as leader of Marxist struggle in the country. Its insistence to ...
Farc deal opens path for Colombia's other rebels: 'The future has to be about war' ... In the humidity of the Colombian jungle, a rebel fighter known as Davidson shows more than 100 fellow insurgents how to build an anti-personnel landmine from a plastic canister, a syringe, a battery, and what he calls “a ...
Cartagena, Colombia, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Peace in Colombia is going through one of its most difficult times, the FARC said here at a meeting to review the implementation of ... The insurgents' decision to renounce armed violence to make peaceful politics in a democratic context is the heart of the matter.
Former Farc guerillas 'disillusioned' by dire conditions following Colombian ceasefire ... Jorge Tavarich was still a teenager when he joined the leftist rebels whose long-running war against Colombia's government left an estimated 222,000 people dead and more than seven million displaced. When he ...
(As many as 30 Colombian issues have traded in the U.S. over the past two decades, but many of them either have delisted or are too thinly traded to be a practical option for the average investor. Those are omitted from this article, as are issuers which have some operations in Colombia but are ...
Just over a year ago, the Marxist rebels agreed to a peace accord. They've ... Exactly how many mines were laid across Colombia during the decades-long war is unknown, but the Colombian government estimates the country is the second-most mined nation in the world after Afghanistan. Government ...
A rebel of Colombia's Marxist National Liberation Army (ELN) shows his armband while posing for a photograph, in the northwestern jungles, ... The insurgent group denounced that the actions of the Government put at risk the agreement, "because they go against the rules and commitments signed.".
BOGOTA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday named a former vice president as chief negotiator in peace talks with rebels from the ... a year after the government signed a landmark peace accord with Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Colombia's last standing rebel group ELN will extend its ceasefire if talks with the government continue to progress, the Marxist guerrillas said Monday. “We are willing to agree a new ceasefire once we have jointly evaluated at the negotiating table the progress, confidence and results of the current one,” ...
Last year, Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, signed a peace deal with the government and negotiators are currently holding talks with the second-largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army. Police warn that some areas formerly under the control of the rebel groups have been taken over by ...
Peace talks with Colombia's ELN rebels seem further than ever as the guerrillas continue attacks and warrants for their leaders' arrest keep piling up. A low-impact letter bomb ... The Colombian government is in the last six months of its mandate and suffering abysmal approval ratings. The guerrilla attacks ...
The conflict erupted between rebel and military forces after police attempted to make four arrests of ELN guerrillas. At least four ELN militants were arrested during the confrontation as well as between five and seven deaths, local media reported. Other conflicting reports state that six were killed during the ...
Colombia's last rebel group is suspected of weekend bombings that killed seven police and injured dozens of others, days after the government ... the country's largest insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), President Juan Manuel Santos's government had been in talks with ...
In the highlight of his Colombia pilgrimage, Francis flew into an area once besieged by leftist rebels to pray with victims and urge them to overcome their ... of the conflict: a mutilated statue of Christ rescued from a church that was destroyed in a 2002 rebel mortar attack in the impoverished town of Bojaya.
A former paramilitary chief accused of 3,000 crimes was Tuesday returned to his native Colombia to face justice after being deported from the United States, where ... The main conflict came to an end with a November 2016 peace accord signed between the government and the main rebel group, the FARC.
A rebel of Colombia's Marxist National Liberation Army (ELN) shows his armband while posing for a photograph, in the northwestern jungles, ... The insurgent group denounced that the actions of the Government put at risk the agreement, "because they go against the rules and commitments signed.".
Colombia's last standing rebel group ELN will extend its ceasefire if talks with the government continue to progress, the Marxist guerrillas said Monday. “We are willing to agree a new ceasefire once we have jointly evaluated at the negotiating table the progress, confidence and results of the current one,” ...
Farc members during the ceremony of the final act of disarmament, at La Guajira in Mesetas, Colombia, on 27 June 2017. ... Others complain that land on which to farm has not been handed over, and that the paperwork required to receive Colombian identification cards has still not arrived. For now, they sit ...
Bogota - Thirteen people were killed in Colombia in a clash between National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels and FARC dissidents, the country's ombudsman ... The dead included a pregnant woman and a man with a mental disability, as well as dissident members of the FARC - the rebel group that signed a ...
The Colombian government's chief peace negotiator with the country's last rebel group said Monday he will step down in January when a ceasefire with ELN guerrillas comes to an end. Juan Camilo Restrepo, a 71-year-old former mines and energy, finance and agriculture minister, has led the government ...
In 2016, Colombia's government reached an historic, but highly controversial peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) paramilitary group, after more than 50 years of violent conflict. In April of this year, in a highly controversial official part of the peace plan, Colombia's ...
The European Union has removed the FARC – a rebel group turned political ... It's been months since the former FARC insurgents of Colombia became a ... The EU labeled the insurgent group a terrorist organization in 2002. ... leave the country,” former Colombian Minister of Defense Camilo Ospina said.
... some 2 tonnes of cocaine near the country's border with Colombia. ... Colombia signed a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels last year.
A cease-fire between Colombia and the ELN rebels is due to last until ... could strike a fatal blow to the credibility of both peace and the rebel leadership, ... With the FARC no longer fighting, a large part of the Colombian army ...
The FARC, formerly Colombia's largest rebel organization, is now a political party under the name “Alternative Revolutionary Force of the ...
A former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel, Dalaider de Jesus Vasquez, has been assassinated in the municipality of Ituango, ...


 

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