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In total, there will be 19 sites and seven check points, smaller than the first ones, in which the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's army (FARC-EP) will stay for some six months seeking to lay down arms and prepare for reintegration into ...
Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for peace (JEP), which is responsible for managing the Andean nation's transitional justice period following a peace agreement between the government and the FARC, has confirmed that guerrillas who have committed crimes ...

Colombia's Monitoring and Verification Mechanism that oversees compliance with the FARC cease-fire reported this weekend that it is checking into the armed altercation, which resulted in two deaths.
Colombia's government acknowledged on Friday the threat of dissident FARC guerrillas following the seizure of 500 kilograms of cocaine in southwest Colombia.
During a visit to the Colombian capital, Bogota, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday praised the efforts of the Colombian government to bring an end to the decades-long conflict between the state and the guerrilla organization FARC.
The UN Secretary-General's Delegate to the Sub-Commission to end the FARC conflict in Colombia Jean Arnault said Wednesday that it won't be possible to meet the deadline for the agreement's first objective to concentrate demilitarized guerrillas in 20 ...

Amid increasing desertion, two rival groups of FARC rebels clashed leaving two dead, a clear violation of the ceasefire and evidence that the rebel movement is breaking apart even as the peace process enters its implementation phase.
A spate of targeted killings, the logistics of demobilization, and guerrillas deserting the FARC all continue to threaten peace in Colombia.
U.S. President Barack Obama will not give a presidential pardon to Ricardo Palmera, an imprisoned high-ranking leader of Colombia's FARC rebels known as Simon Trinidad, who is serving a 60-year sentence at a super-maximum security prison in Colorado ...
The FARC guerrilla movement will fully disarm within 180 days and its members will embrace civilian life to form a political party, the Colombian government has announced.
The FARC has effectively begun demobilizing, local media and commanders of Colombia's largest guerrilla group in modern history said Monday.
United States President Barack Obama will not pardon prominent FARC leader "Simon Trinidad" as one of his final actions in office, despite the demobilizing guerrillas' demands to repatriate their fellow-rebel.
Despite the FARC's insertion into Colombia's politics with a recent peace deal, the Marxist rebel group said it will not put forth a candidate in the country's 2018 ...
United Nations peace observers were celebrating Colombia's first New Year's Eve in peace not in one, but multiple FARC camps and were even joined by police, according to media reports. When Spanish news agency EFE released its lighthearted video ...
But controversy erupted on Thursday when Colombian media broadcast videos of UN monitors, dressed in their pale blue uniform vests, swaying to tropical beats with FARC fighters in their arms at a camp in northern Colombia where the rebels are gathering ...
The FARC's Martin Caballero front said Friday it would retreat from the verification mechanism that oversees the guerrillas' demobilization and disarmament until the UN returns observers it suspended for dancing with the rebels.
The United Nations said Thursday it has sacked four members of its monitoring mission for the Colombian peace process for dancing with FARC rebels at a New Year's Eve party. The UN is overseeing the FARC's disarmament as part of a peace deal the ...

Four staff members from a U.N. mission supervising the demobilization of Colombia's FARC rebels were fired Wednesday for dancing with the group's fighters during a New Year celebration.
People demonstrate on the street as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, sign a new peace accord in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2016.
Colombians are getting fired up over a New Year's Eve video that shows two UN staffers partying with the Marxist FARC guerrillas at a remote rebel camp in the arid northern part of the country.
The 34th Front of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group ended the year with an epic party in Vegaez, Antioquia, one of the "pre-grouping zones" where ex-militants are waiting to be relocated to their final concentration ...
ROBLES, Colombia - Only 24 when he joined the late Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda in the rural militia that evolved into the FARC rebel group, at 76, Miguel Angel Pascuas says he and his comrades are ready to lay down their guns "if the government ...
Imagine, Mr. Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, Nobel peace Laureate 2016, for achieving a Peace Agreement with the FARC "rebels" (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) - this same ...
Fernando Cristo: "It means that the path is clear to guarantee the demobilization and disarmament of FARC members in the first quarter of next year.
Colombia's Congress has passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC rebels as part of the country's peace deal, a development the government hailed as "historic.
Colombia's Congress has passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC rebels as part of the country's peace deal, a development the government hailed as "historic.
Dec 29, 2016- A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained in Berlin in connection with last week's attack on a Christmas market, German state prosecutors say.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, the FARC and the government said they would establish how many rebels were not eligible for the amnesty by 30 January at the latest.
The rebel group had been notorious for kidnapping soldiers and police officers and holding them hostage for long stretches of time, sometimes tied to trees in their jungle camps.
It should not be modified, the respect to the agreement shows the real commitment to peace, insisted the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's army (FARC-EP), in the process of demobilization, through his twitter account.
LOS ROBLES, Colombia - After spending 52 Christmases with weapons in their hands, Colombia's FARC guerrillas are celebrating their last holiday season before disbanding and laying down their arms with a mixture of emotions and fear.
Florida Republicans on Thursday urged the U.S. government not to make any concessions to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, even as a widely hailed peace deal is bringing the country's largest guerrilla group into the political fold.
The amnesty is the first legislative initiative to emerge from the accord between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the government that was ratified last month, ending a half-century of warfare that has left more than 220,000 ...
... of demobilization before the end of the year,officials said. High Commissioner for peace Sergio Jaramillo said that there will be a total of 20 temporary sites and seven camps that will be active during 180 days, highlighting that FARC-EP helps to ...
Pope meets with Colombian leaders to discuss peace accord with FARC rebels. December 16, 2016. Pope Francis met on December 16 with Colombia's president and with the leader of the country's main opposition party, to speak about the prospects for ...
Colombia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday approved proposed fast track application of a peace deal reached between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Eight out of the nine judges in the court approved the measure ...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the deal with the FARC and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe, who rejected the agreement met with Pope Francis in the Vatican.
Colombia's FARC have expelled five of their commanders, some of whom are powerful historical figures, a revealing indication of the guerrilla group's ongoing fragmentation as more elements criminalize despite the government's best attempts to get a ...
Colombian government pardons 110 FARC rebels. The pardons only apply to 'political crimes' and not serious criminal offences such as killings, rape and torture.
Colombia's defense minister announced an offensive against FARC dissidents on Wednesday following the defection of five members from the Marxist guerrilla group earlier this week.
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The issue of meting out justice has been a stumbling block as President Juan Manuel Santos seeks to end half a century of conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Separately, FARC said it expelled five commanders for refusing to ...
The Colombian government has pardoned 110 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group as part of a landmark deal between Bogota and the rebel group.
The ratification of the peace treaty at the end of November began a six-month countdown for the 7,000-strong FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) to abandon weapons and form a political party.
(CNN) - Half his country may not support his efforts at peace, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos now has a Nobel Peace Prize for pursuing a deal to end the longest-running war in The Americas.
... Hostilities - the government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the UN Mission in Colombia requested their tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) to take stock of what has been accomplished and the remaining ...
The "2Orillas" website published a statement on Thursday, December 8, in which FARC Leader Timochenko (real name Rodrigo Londono) announces that his troops are preparing for "Plan B" in case the Santos-FARC agreement can not be implemented due ...
Dozens of FARC rebels have gathered in Colombia ahead of handing in their weapons, in what is seen as a first critical step in implementing the peace deal.
The rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, were not invited, except for a Spanish lawyer to represent them.
"The FARC have horrified and terrified my country for decades," Juan Dario told me, "but they are becoming obsolete. Our country has made a priority commitment to education.





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