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A statement apparently authored by dissident fronts of Colombia's FARC suggests some guerrillas remain committed to continuing the group's armed political struggle in spite of a recent peace agreement with the government -- or perhaps more accurately, ...
While some 7,000 FARC guerrillas are still in rural camps while they demobilize, disarm and reintegrate under a peace deal with the government, the AGC in those areas announced a social cleansing and a 9PM curfew while confirming their intention is "to ...

Many don't understand why so many people are so reluctant to any form of settlement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and seemingly willing to allow bloodshed to continue. Of course, the reason for this is that many Colombians ...
The team knew they were taking a chance with dissident elements of FARC and did what they could to avoid them. "We got information about a checkpoint, and to avoid that, we paddled five hours through the night in complete darkness," Stookesberry says.
The armed group is Colombia's second largest after FARC, and is considered a terrorist organization by many countries, including the US and EU states.
Three Americans, one Spaniard and one Frenchman were forced to spend three days with dissident FARC guerrillas in Colombia's eastern Amazonian region where they were kayaking.

Diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela hit rock bottom again on Thursday with Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro accusing Bogota of planning a "massacre of FARC leaders." Maduro responded fiercely to his Colombian counterpart Juan ...
Colombia's FARC rebels on Thursday were accused of hiding weapons from a UN-observed disarmament program after the military found a major weapons cache in the country's southern jungles.
In a statement, the FARC said the murder of Ortiz Cabezas demonstrates the continued presence of paramilitary forces in Colombia.
The official, who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity, says the entire exchange lasted only a couple of minutes and denies that the tenuous Colombian peace deal with the FARC - a revolutionary group in the country - was discussed.
Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their ...
As the FARC demobilized as part of the peace accords with the government, this opened up areas for paramilitary groups to fill, particularly in the western Choco department - one of the areas most affected by the country's five-decade-long civil war.
Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their ...
Authorities in Bolivia have detained Colombian Youtuber Josue Martinez on charges of reportedly inciting the assassination of President Juan Manuel Santos for his part in the country's peace process with the FARC, officials reported. Youtuber Josue ...
The victims of the Nogal club bombing also support the process and have been preparing a ceremony in which FARC commanders formally ask forgiveness as the first act of victim reparation.
The problematic situation overpowers the capacity of the municipal and provincial authorities. What is at stake is not just a roadblock and the protest of some people, but the implementation of peace with the FARC and the prevention of a new war.
However, the disbanding Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the country's second-biggest and still active rebel group, the National Liberation army, or ELN, have had control over areas in which Odebrecht was known to operate.

After 52 years of pitched conflict that claimed the lives of some 220,000 people (the majority civilians), displaced 7 million more, and saw families torn apart by ...
Across Colombia, new armed groups - and some long-established ones - are violently occupying the regions left behind by the FARC, all hoping to wrest control of the cocaine trade, illegal gold mines and other criminal enterprises which once financed ...
With Colombia's largest guerrilla group demobilizing, the country still has a number of powerful drug trafficking organizations, all keen to take advantage of the FARC's abandonment of the trade. All groups below claim to resort to drug trafficking for ...
The 26 camps that are being build for the demobilization and disarmament of Colombia's FARC rebels may remain once the first 180 days of the peace process are over to facilitate the former guerrillas' reintegration.
It emerged that the company had paid bribes to countless politicians, funded presidential campaigns, and even paid off the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to do business. Seeing that Santos, his former ally turned bitter enemy ...
"There is more repression of individual freedom here that in any other country we've been to, the police patrol the streets carrying rifles and demand your papers every few minutes, which some of them read upside down.
The Colombian army has blamed 1st Front, a dissident group of FARC rebels opposed to peace, for a bomb that killed a soldier and wounded four people.
In order to understand the deep roots of FARC's origin and longevity, their experience should not be detached from the political and social context of Colombian history.
Members of the left-wing Colombian FARC rebel group opposed to last year's historic peace agreement have killed a soldier in an attack in the south-east of the country, the army has said.
"These concerns relate in particular to the construction and equipment of FARC camps, the implementation of the amnesty law, the implementation of security guarantees and the plans for reintegration of FARC combatants," the UN mission chief told the ...
BOGOTA -- The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Wednesday agreed to the demand to disclose the truth about the 2003 bombing on the El Nogal Club in Bogota, which killed 36 people and injured 198.
In Thursday's letter published on the FARC's website, the rebel group said it had come to an agreement with a group of victims represented by Bertha M. Lucia Fries, who had survived the attack.
But less attention has been paid to the FARC's internal challenges as this half-century-old Marxist insurgency decommissions its fighters and transitions into peace.
But less attention has been paid to the FARC's internal challenges as this half-century-old Marxist insurgency decommissions its fighters and transitions into peace.
Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 ...
Colombia's military is bribing demobilizing FARC guerrillas to leave the peace process and sell their arms if audio recordings obtained by conflict monitoring website Verdad Abierta are real.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has offered to help rebuild a town, which was devastated by the landslides on Saturday (1 April).
Colombia's largest, but demobilizing rebel group FARC has so far surrendered 57 child soldiers, more than double the "no more than 25" it said to have in its ...
Colombia's FARC rebel group has offered to help rebuild a town devastated by landslides that killed at least 254 people.
MOUNTAINS OF Cauca, Colombia, March 31 (Reuters) - Former fighters from Colombia's FARC rebel group are handing over thousands of weapons and other materials to international officials in special camps, as the group's six-month disarmament ...
"Now without arms with the voice of the word, we want freedom so we can have education, health and dignity for all of the nation.
As part of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC, nearly 7,000 rebels have moved to so-called transition zones where they are being registered and offered help to reintegrate into civilian life.
"Now without arms with the voice of the word, we want freedom so we can have education, health and dignity for all of the nation.
Humberto de la Calle was in charge of leading the peace process with the FARC. Despite having been away from public life for a while, his recent spot in the limelight reintroduced him in Colombian public opinion, and he enjoys quite high favorability ...
Over 100 individuals self-identified as FARC militias have handed themselves over to the authorities in Colombia.
At the bottom of a cement glen, by the banks of the canal, there's a tiny store that sells green plantains, cola and cigarettes.
Hundred days after they signed peace, Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas met again over the weekend and promised to speed up the implementation of peace-building measures.
As Colombia's guerrilla forces reintegrate into civilian life, its female combatants have taken on a new fight - battling macho culture and inequality.
The Colombia government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, began Saturday a two-day meeting to speed up the implementation of the peace agreement that brings an end to the country's long-running internal armed ...
The United Nations Mission in Colombia is optimistic that FARC rebels will hand over their weapons by the end of May. Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has offered to testify on Russian interference in the US election, in exchange for ...
FARC rebels expected to hand over their weapons by the end of May, in spite of delays to the disarmament process. South Africa's finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has lost his job.
Just a few months after signing a peace deal with the Colombian government, thousands of FARC fighters have begun preparing to reintegrate into society.
Colombia. 2017. The Cauca jungle where FARC guerrillas lived for 52 years. For the first time since it's formation, FARC members have been able to emerge from hiding and are currently living in a temporary camp as they wait for government-sponsored ...


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