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The announcement comes a day before President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC's top commander Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, are to meet in one of the rural camps to commemorate the completion of the ...
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) - UN says Colombia's FARC rebels have handed over almost all individual weapons. Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond.

Colombia is set to succeed in its fight against drug trafficking, following the FARC peace deal. But coca-growing farmers worry they will be left without any means of support.
FARC rebels in Colombia have handed over all of their personal weapons, completing the transfer of arms a day ahead of a revised schedule, United Nations monitors in Colombia say.
The peace process in Colombia has reached an important new milestone. President Juan Manuel Santos explained to Euronews's Isabelle Kumar in Paris that the paramilitary group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, has now ...

Colombia's half-century of war is coming to an end, and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are expected to hand over the last of their weapons on Friday as part of a peace accord signed last year with the government.
The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will cease to exist once 100 percent of the fighters' weaponry has been handed in.
Colinas (Colombia) (AFP) - As a battlefield nurse for Colombia's FARC rebels, Johana Japon helped stitch up wounded fighters as bullets whizzed past her.
Authorities in Colombia dismantled a cocaine processing laboratory in the department of Putumayo along the border with Ecuador, a further indication that dissident elements of the demobilizing FARC guerrilla group are maintaining operations in this ...
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday that the FARC will begin, not finish their final round of disarmament on Tuesday.
A FARC demobilisation camp in Colombia. Photo: Kiran Stallone.June 20 is the current deadline for FARC combatants in Colombia to finish handing over their weapons to the United Nations in demobilisation camps across the country - a key component of ...
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Colombian press freedom foundation FLIP have complained journalists are being obstructed by authorities when trying to report on the demobilization of FARC guerrillas. According to the two organizations, members of ...
Colombia's formerly largest guerrilla group, the FARC, has delivered 60% of its 7,000 demobilized guerrillas' arms, the United Nations said Friday.
Rodriguez, 53, learned, practiced and perfected her life-saving skills as a member the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas. Now that Colombia and the FARC are implementing a six-month-old peace deal, Rodriguez and medics like ...
As part of a historic deal between the government and the leftwing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the rebel group this week handed over a second cache of weapons to the United Nations for decommissioning.
The international organization did not say why the FARC, which had claimed it was "keeping its word," had delivered only 2,800 of the approximately 4,200 handguns and rifles it had promised to surrender before Tuesday.

OSLO, June 15 (Reuters) - The leader of Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group said on Thursday all the group's weapons will be handed over to the United Nations by June 20 as planned, part of a peace deal to end more than 52 years of war.
The United Nations Mission in Colombia says it has received 40% of the weapons registered by the FARC rebel group, a figure which falls short of the 60% they should have received by now.
FARC rebels on Tuesday moved up by one day a date to partially disarm and handed over to UN observers an additional 30 percent of the group's weapons.
Since the FARC's abandonment of illegal activity in September last year, a handful of splinter groups have formed, all fighting to maintain some of the disarming guerrilla group's abandoned clandestine power.
Martinez didn't list the specific properties, but his statement appeared aimed at cornering the FARC as it faces an Aug. 1 deadline to declare its war spoils, which the peace deal signed last year earmarks for compensation of the rebels' victims ...
UN observers monitor a partial disarmament being carried out by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.
Colombia's FARC rebel group has handed over a further 30% of its weapons to United Nations inspectors as part of the historic peace accord it signed last year.
Colombia's FARC rebel group has handed over a further 30% of its weapons to United Nations inspectors as part of the historic peace accord it signed last year.
The Colombian government says it has started the process of training FARC rebels as bodyguards. Under the peace deal signed by the government and the Marxist rebel group last year, 315 demobilised guerrilla fighters will be trained to protect fellow ...
A top FARC commander has vowed that the guerrilla group will turn over all assets obtained during the armed conflict through illegal activity.
Some of Colombia's demobilizing FARC rebels will train as bodyguards to prevent fellow guerrillas from attacks as they begin reintegration into society through the country's peace process.
It is in war-torn areas like Caqueta where deforestation is on the rise following the FARC demobilization, and where Colombia - in partnership with Norway - is focusing efforts to halt forest loss with a scheme that offers former fighters training and ...
The Colombian government says it has started the process of training FARC rebels as bodyguards. Under the peace deal signed by the government and the Marxist rebel group last year, 315 demobilised guerrilla fighters will be trained to protect fellow ...
It is in war-torn areas like Caqueta where deforestation is on the rise following the FARC demobilisation, and where Colombia - in partnership with Norway - is focusing efforts to halt forest loss with a scheme that offers former fighters training and ...
The Supreme Court subsequently ordered Nader's immediate release as a peace deal between the FARC and the government signed in November last year includes the lifting of arrest warrants of demobilizing FARC guerrillas and shielded them from ...
FARC rebels in Colombia say they have handed over 30% of their arms to United Nations (UN) monitors, under the terms of last year's peace agreement.
BOGOTA, June 7 (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group said on Wednesday it has handed in 30 percent of its weaponry to the United Nations, part of a peace deal signed with the government last year to end more than 52 years of war.
Colombia's finance Ministry has been asked to provide over $1.2 million in initial funding for the Marxist FARC rebel group's new political party, the electoral commission said on Monday, as soon as the group finishes a weapons handover.
The government and the FARC, formally known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the country's biggest rebel group, reached a deal after four years of negotiations in the Cuban capital.
It was not immediately clear what the FARC rebel leader meant about international oversight, which is already part of the UN-monitored peace process even after demobilization.
Colombia's FARC rebels have threatened to delay their demobilisation, saying the government has repeatedly broken the terms of last year's peace deal.
Colombian state officials claim they want to secure the country in the aftermath of last year's peace deal with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, guerillas, but the task will take about a decade, the head of the armed forces said on Saturday.
Colombia's military and the Marxist-inspired FARC rebels committed five ceasefire since the cease in hostilities was declared in August 2016, according to independent conflict monitor CERAC.
After signing a hard-won peace deal, both parties embarked on a path to peace 180 days ago, and have been working together successfully enabling the FARC-EP to lay down their individual weapons, for which the initial date was set for May 30. Due to ...
GRANADA, Colombia (Reuters) - Consolidating security gains from Colombia's recent peace deal with FARC guerrillas while battling remaining leftist rebels and drug trafficking gangs will take a decade, according to the head of the armed forces.
Yet the landmark peace deal between the Colombian government and the country's principal guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has eliminated the most prominent obstacle to consolidate democratic governance over the ...
army Captain Camilo Larrotta Echeverry suffered a leg injury during the confrontation Wednesday, May 31, after passing into San Jose de Guaviare, a rural area under FARC control in the south of Colombia. The Strategic Transition Command issued an ...
FARC dissidents are former members who have not accepted the agreement between the national government and the guerrilla group.
Authorities in Colombia have denied a drug trafficker's attempts to pass himself off as a demobilizing FARC guerrilla, but released a guerrilla wanted for drug trafficking in the United States.
An army captain was injured after he and at least one subordinate had "accidentally" entered a FARC demobilization camp in southern Colombia, the Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday.
The deadline for left-wing FARC guerrillas to hand over their weapons is this week - and it's not likely to be met. According to the peace agreement signed by FARC and the Colombian government, the guerrilla group was to fully disarm within 180 days ...
The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have agreed to give rebel fighters more time to disarm. In a televised speech, President Juan Manuel Santos said the group had been granted an extra 20 days.
In a press conference in Bogota, FARC leader Jesus Santrich said Friday that although the situation is currently being discussed in talks between government officials and rebel leaders, it's likely that the scheduled 180-day disarmament period will ...


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