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The last 300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as FARC, began disarming on Sunday in a transition zone arranged as part of a peace agreement last year.
As well as providing extra helping hands, former FARC members will help authorities in locating land mines by providing information on their location and how they were made.

The MVM Operations Center oversaw the movement of FARC-EP members from 36 Temporary Pre-Grouping Points (PPT) to 19 zones and 7 points through 36 routes, with the involvement of 14,000 people including from the MVM, protection, police, security ...
Locals from northwest Colombia who last week blocked the demobilization of local FARC guerrillas agreed on Monday to allow the demobilization after the defense minister promised to send more troops to the lawless area, according to newspaper El Tiempo ...
Colombia's second guerrilla group, the National Liberation army, currently negotiating a peace accord with the Colombian government in Ecuador, said they were considering temporarily filling the void left by the FARC-EP due to popular demand.
As 6,300 combatants from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) culminate their "final march" to the reach the "Transition Zones" one prominent businessman - who asked to sign as "anonymous" - sends us a recollection of his 10-month ...

government and FARC negotiators last year reached a historic peace accord ending 52 years of war that have left more than 220,000 dead and almost 7 million displaced.
farmers from Colombia's troubled northern Catatumbo region blocked the demobilization of a group of FARC guerrillas on Friday, demanding the government provides protection against paramilitary successor groups, according to newspaper El Tiempo.
The ongoing demobilization of the FARC is "going well," Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday, in spite of an abundance of evidence and claims the process couldn't possibly be more chaotic.
In 2015, a FARC "nurse" was arrested in Spain and is expected to be extradited to Colombia to face charges of murder, attempted murder and abortion without consent for allegedly performing 150 illegal abortions on rebel fighters between 1998 and 2000.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group to speed up the release of the child soldiers among their ranks, in an interview with El Tiempo.
On December 31, 2016 in rural areas of the district of Conejo, municipality of La Paz, in the department of Cesar, members of the Public Force carried out an operational activity at a distance of less than 3,000 meters from the FARC -EP location. In ...
During the late 1990s, the war between FARC and the Colombia that wasn't under their control got so bloody, that the nation crossed a Maginot Line in suffering.
Since the mass mobilization of FARC combatants started two weeks ago to reach 26 "Transitional Zones" across Colombia, the government has confirmed that ninety-four percent of the 6,300-strong guerrilla, have arrived at their assigned camps to begin ...
It was 5 AM and I was still lying in my hammock, but around me members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were already packing-up their tents and organizing their combat gear.
Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) General Juan Pablo Rodriguez, commander of the Colombian military forces, reported today that about 65,000 soldiers between members of the army and police are occupying the territories left free by the demobilization of ...
The concentration of insurgents did not begin well, the government failed, it committed to having the common areas of the camps built, and the materials for the FARC-EP to build their temporary housing ready before January 31 and there was very little ...

FARC rebels Colombia peace plan demobilization rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia attend the inauguration of their 10th conference in Yari Plains, southern Colombia, September 17, 2016.
Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said Thursday that there is no official information that dissident FARC members are being recruited by Brazilian criminal gangs, as recently reported by the US newspaper the Wall Street Journal.
Of the approximately 6,300 guerrillas of Colombia's largest rebel group FARC that were expected to demobilize this week, some 1,300 have not yet entered the camps where they would demobilize and disarm, according to the verification authority.
At a temporary guerrilla camp near one of the demobilization sites, Mauricio Jaramillo, the commander of the FARC's powerful Eastern bloc, gave a pre-dawn briefing to the 190 rebels amassed there.
Bogota, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senator, Ivan Cepeda, has described as unprecedented the massive arrival of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla group, to the transition points and zones to put down weapons, displacement that continue ...
The implementation of the peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is showing positive signs towards lasting peace. Five months have past without the killing of civilians or Colombian forces, ...
In the 150 days Colombia's military and FARC rebels have upheld a bilateral ceasefire, no civilians or combatants were killed or injured by either side of the former enemies, according to independent conflict monitor CERAC.
As the peace process moves forward, ending a half-century conflict, there is concern that disaffected FARC fighters -- and their heavy weapons -- could fall into the hands of powerful drug gangs such as the First capital Command (PCC) in Brazil or the ...
Members of Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have embarked on what they say is their "final march".
Some 6,300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are making the trek from their traditional battlegrounds to United Nations-controlled camps in what the government is describing as an unprecedented logistics operation.
BOGOTA, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of child soldiers are expected to be released from Colombia's FARC rebel group in the coming weeks as part of a peace deal that ended one of the world's longest-running civil wars. Under a ...
Gonsalves said that Simon Trinidad tried to pressure the Colombian and American governments via the kidnapping of the three Americans to obtain benefits for the FARC while destroying the lives of their families and those captured. He made these remarks ...
We're learning how hard it is to end a culture of war. In Colombia, a new peace treaty means Marxist rebels are preparing to disarm by the end of May.
In Colombia, Marxist rebels have agreed to disarm by May 31 under the terms of a hard-fought peace treaty. But harder than agreeing to peace might be transforming 7,000 rebels into civilians.
Spain has agreed to extradite to Colombia a former FARC rebel accused of carrying out 300 forced abortions on women fighters, some of them underage.
Bogota, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has reiterated today that the members of the FARC-EP should be in the transition points and zones on January 31st in order to contribute to the preparation of such scenarios, where they will put ...
FARC spokesman Pablo Catatumbo, during a visit to Colombia's southwestern Cauca department, said that the FARC will continue to insist that the US government release guerrilla leader Simon Trinidad who is being held for the kidnapping of three ...
Extortion fell 18% in Colombia last year as FARC rebels signed peace with the government. However, crime and paramilitary successor groups are filling the void, according to an NGO and the defense ministry.
Across Colombia, members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to move to verification zones and return to civilian life.
The paramilitary problem has become one of the FARC's biggest concerns, who have assured that paramilitarism is on the rise in Colombia, despite the denial of the government.
The visit, the first to Colombia by a French head of state in 28 years, included a private meeting with representatives of the FARC, including a member of the group's ruling Secretariat whose nom de guerre is Pablo Catatumbo. Hollande expressed support ...
Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Marcos Calarca, has confirmed today that in order to expedite the adaptation of the so-called transition points and zones in several Colombian departments, the members of that group should be at those ...
The news comes after the FARC-EP held a general assembly in the plains of Yari in southern Colombia aimed at setting an agenda and roadmap for the group's impending transformation.
Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's FARC rebel group, which is poised to demobilize under a peace deal, said Saturday a "deserter" from its ranks murdered his activist sister and her husband a week ago.
Negotiating with the FARC was really a risky job for President Santos, as for many Colombians, the rebels are no more than criminals, thugs and murderers.
It is essential -he added- to see working together now the troops of the Public Force, observers of the UN and members of the guerrilla, commented the strategist of the dialogues with the FARC-EP when referring to the work of the monitoring mechanism.
Colombia's FARC rebels will soon provide the government with details of the locations of the child soldiers within their ranks according to a statement made by the High Commissioner for peace on Tuesday.
Colombia's FARC rebels on Wednesday said one person was believed killed in fighting last week between their forces and renegade members opposed to a ...
On November 26, 2016, the Colombian government signed a final peace agreement with leaders of the Marxist FARC rebel group, ending five decades of conflict.
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 ...
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 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.


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