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Earlier on Thursday, the Former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, rebel Brutney Alfonso Avila Snak, also known as "Chonchon ...
UN observers removing the last of more than 8,112 guns carried by the FARC-EP. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia ...

Homicide rates have fallen in the 12 months since the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) agreed to a permanent ceasefire, but ...
Former FARC rebels from the Alfonso Cano Block play soccer in los Robles, in the mountains of the province of El Cauca. FILE | Photo: EFE.
Colombia's Congress on Wednesday voted in favor of creating a maximum of 1200 new bodyguard positions for demobilized FARC rebels, ...
FARC members help build peace camp facilities near the transitional zone of Pueblo Nuevo in the Cauca mountains of Colombia. | Photo: ...

BOGOTA (AFP) - A police officer was injured on Sunday (Aug 6) in an attack on a UN mission monitoring the disarming of FARC rebels in ...
More than 4,500 former guerrillas will join thousands of local residents for primary and secondary school classes next week in the transition ...
But the political and financial backing of the United States is important to the future of the FARC peace process, making it difficult for Colombia ...
Weapons handed over by the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Credit Fernando Vergara/Associated Press.
The peace accord allows the FARC 10 unelected seats in Congress through 2026 and grants amnesty to the majority of ex-fighters. Photograph: ...
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into ...
A farmer in La Hormiga at his pepper seed field. After the end of a long war with FARC rebels, Colombia is trying to encourage farmers to turn ...
The Communist Party of Colombia, PCC, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announced on Thursday that both groups ...
A man holding a Colombian flag walks in Meta, Colombia. 'The FARC would limit logging to two hectares a year in the municipality,' says the ...
The last batch of weapons carried by Colombia's former FARC rebels has been removed under UN supervision. Speaking at a camp in the north ...
Colombia is currently in the midst of a peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest guerrilla ...

Colombia's FARC guerrillas are just weeks away from completing their demobilization, but reports of arms thefts, drug trafficking, forced ...
In 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the guerrilla group FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), ...
The United Nations has started collecting weapons surrendered by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as part of a peace deal ...
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.
"In these two days, the government and FARC have met to mark the implementation of the peace Agreement. They gave me a report: it is progress," continued Santos.
Adriana - now 38 years old, resting under the shade of a corrugated metal roof in the lush mountains of Cesar - is one of the 7,000 remaining combatants of the FARC expected to demobilise and begin a reintegration process, transitioning from Colombia's ...
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 ...
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 ...
In a tribute, the Central High Command of the FARC-EP stated: "During his lifetime, Martin worked tirelessly to achieve peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
One reason for the rise seems counter-intuitive: the signing last November of a peace deal between the government and the FARC rebel group. It was supposed to reduce coca cultivation; the FARC had extorted a tax on coca crops and trafficked cocaine ...
At this writing, Colombia is undergoing a peace process fraught with failed plebiscites, vote-tampering, rampant misinformation, ongoing political assassinations, and tenuous progress signified by the incipient demobilization of the FARC. "To ...
Through a press release, the NGO Amnesty International said that the Colombian armed conflict is raging on in several parts of the country despite the agreement signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla group in 2016. According to this ...
Almost all the country's current generation of paramilitary groups have direct links to either slain drug lord Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel or a drug-fueled military offensive by Marxist FARC guerrillas in the 1990s. For example, "Otoniel," the ...
The first dissident FARC group surrendered to authorities on Saturday, only three months after refusing to demobilize with Colombia's largest guerrilla group, the ...
Ante los incumplimientos por parte del Gobierno colombiano en el suministro de insumos en las zonas veredales, diferentes organizaciones sociales en ese ...
Come previsto dallo storico trattato di pace siglato lo scorso anno, le FARC, il maggior gruppo ribelle colombiano, hanno consegnato oltre 140 armi a osservatori delle Nazioni Unite, Secondo quell'intesa, le FARC si erano impegnate a consegnare il 30 ...
... Antonio lawyer known as the "DWI Dude" and "420 Dude" has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was involved in scamming more than $1 million from a member of Colombia's narco-terrorist group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Bendes hebben in Colombia tientallen activisten gedood sinds een einde kwam aan de slepende burgeroorlog in het land. Doordat de FARC-rebellen zich ...
The 'La Havana' peace deal signed last August between Colombia and the main rebel group, FARC, started the process to put an end to a 52 year armed ...
For more than 50 years, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas have lived in some of the most inhospitable places on the planet: deep in the jungle, surrounded by threats and far from the nearest amenity.
Armed with an AK-47, Gladis was expected to fight on the frontline alongside her FARC guerrilla comrades, hoist heavy loads and stand guard, just as the men in rebel ranks did.
Last month, 6,300 combatants from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) concluded an historic "final march" to reach 26 demobilization zones across the country.
Spain extradited a Colombian man accused of carrying out forced abortions for Marxist FARC guerrillas, Colombia's prosecutor General's Office announced.
The euphoria that followed the historic peace deal signed by the Colombian government and FARC rebels is giving way to the sobering realities surrounding its implementation.
The FARC kept strict control over its fighters' reproductive rights and female guerrillas who became pregnant were forced to leave newborns with relatives or abort.
Vatican City, Mar 10, 2017 / 08:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in September with four cities on his itinerary, almost a year after the government and FARC rebels signed a ...
More than 220,000 people were killed as the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, waged 52 years of war against paramilitary groups and the government, displacing the state entirely in some places.
Thousands of people across Colombia are still falling victim to rape, killings and torture despite a peace deal with FARC rebels, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
Colombia's Defense Minister has declared that the state has "already won" the battle to occupy the territories being left behind by the FARC guerrillas as the rebels demobilize. But the government looks more like the losing player in some areas, as ...
Colombia's Constitutional Court found that there has been an increase in forced displacement in areas in the west of the country previously controlled by Marxist FARC guerrillas, local media reported. The increase in forced displacement established by ...
We are doing as much as we can, but unfortunately we are facing up some drawbacks with the arrival of materials, FARC-EP Leader told La Radio.
FARC guerrilla, Margot, holding her son. Standing by her side is her partner and the child's father. Photo taken at the FARC's Tierra Grata demobilization zone in northern Colombia, in the province of Cesar, near the town of San Jose de Oriente ...
Revelations that the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht financed Colombia's FARC rebels deepens the plot of an international corruption scandal, and raises questions about how Colombian authorities will handle the issue of criminal finances in the ...


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