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Juan Camilo Restrepo, 70, was agriculture minister between 2010 and 2013, but stepped down amid major strikes in the country's iconic coffee sector and increased criticism over his department's inability to return farmland that was stolen during the ...
Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have started talks on how to rework a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war. "Meeting of delegates and ... Since the accord ...

But it is far from the only controversial military campaign during Colombia's five-decade-long war, which was amped up in the 2000s with a U.S.
In Sumando ausencias, hundreds of volunteers have written with ash the names of some 2,300 victims of our civil war on vast white sheet segments spread across the capital's central public space.
Uribe, who could face war crime allegations over the controversial military incursion in Colombia's second largest city, received major criticism from the victims, particularly over his successful attempt to sink a signed peace deal with the FARC in an ...
The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.
A scan of leaked emails already on the Wikileaks website show no exchanges of significance on the Colombian civil war. Ecuador, Colombia's southern neighbor, has an important stake in the Colombian peace process. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed ...
Yet the Colombian population, in a referendum five days before, voted by a narrow margin to reject the agreement Santos had negotiated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end the country's 52-year-old civil war. The conflict has claimed ...
One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is that of two young men on a motorcycle shooting a woman I knew and killing her on the spot.
A recent study on media linguistics and its influence on Colombia's public perception on the war showed that 32% of Colombians believe the FARC is the primary responsible for the violence in Colombia. Of the 138 interviewed conflict experts, only eight ...
The Colombian army has killed one rebel of the National Liberation Army (ELN) and captured four others in the northern province of Casanare, authorities said on Monday (17 October).
The FARC's transition to legal politics has been the ultimate goal of every Colombian government since the war began 52 years ago.
26 signing of the Colombian peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, as known as FARC.
Since forming, the FARC has been at war with the Colombian army and the various U.S.-backed paramilitary groups that have formed to combat them.

People walk on a street in Cajamarca, Colombia, Aug. 26, 2016. Picture taken August 26, 2016. Mining at AngloGold Ashanti's La Colosa project in Tolima province would be banned if Cajamarca municipality follows the lead of nearby Piedras, whose ...
On Oct. 3, 2016, the people of Columbia rejected in a plebiscite vote a peace treaty with the rebel organization the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continuing a civil war in that country which has been ongoing for more than 50 years at ...
Uribe, who could face war crime allegations over the controversial military incursion in Colombia's second largest city, received major criticism from the victims, particularly over his successful attempt to sink a signed peace deal with the FARC in an ...
One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is that of two young men on a motorcycle shooting a woman I knew and killing her on the spot.
A scan of leaked emails already on the Wikileaks website show no exchanges of significance on the Colombian civil war. Ecuador, Colombia's southern neighbor, has an important stake in the Colombian peace process. Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed ...
A recent study on media Linguistics and its influence on Colombia's public perception on the war showed that 32% of Colombians believe the FARC is the primary responsible for the violence in Colombia. Of the 138 interviewed conflict experts, only eight ...
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, with his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, speaks during a press conference on Oct. 7, 2016 at Casa de Naruto in Bogota, Colombia. Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize despite losing a referendum on a peace ...
People walk on a street in Cajamarca, Colombia, Aug. 26, 2016. Picture taken August 26, 2016. Mining at AngloGold Ashanti's La Colosa project in Tolima province would be banned if Cajamarca municipality follows the lead of nearby Piedras, whose ...
The hard part was supposed to be over. After a half century of war, and after four years of grinding negotiations, the Colombian government and leaders of the country's insurgency reached an accord in August to end a conflict in which more than 220,000 ...
The Colombian people may have rejected a deal to end a half-century long civil war, but President Juan Manuel Santos has nonetheless been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for striking the landmark agreement.
Sweating under her protective anti-explosive vest and shatterproof mask, she searches for land mines, a deadly legacy of 52 years of civil war in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world. "I never imagined I'd be looking for mines ...
To ensure a sincere and long-lasting peace, we have to look to the long-term, leaving our personal interests and beliefs to one side.
The hard part was supposed to be over. After a half century of war, and after four years of grinding negotiations, the Colombian government and leaders of the country's insurgency reached an accord in August to end a conflict in which more than 220,000 ...
Bob talks to Alex Fattal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies at Penn State University, about the role that media has played in Colombia's armed conflict. Fattal is also author of the forthcoming book Guerrilla ...
Although some American elements preferred the situation in Colombia when the government's war against the FARC, a sometime-Marxist, drug-dealing organization, was in full flower, permitting considerable American military involvement in the country and ...
The attempt to end the armed conflict with the leftist guerrilla group, the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), has reached a final stage with the signing of an agreement with the right ...
These are the Colombian war victims fighting to give peace a chance | Fusion ...
Oslo: A Colombian peace accord ending a half-century of war is widely tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, returning the award to its roots after a run of wins for organisations including the EU. The prize might be shared by President Juan ...
With the war over, the rebel fighters must now decide how to reintegrate into Colombian society. Some are preparing to run for office.
The goal was to learn from Colombia's own war against illegal drugs, which has been ongoing for the last three decades.
"In this war, there were neither winners nor losers," said Timochenko, one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, after a peace deal was announced this summer between FARC and the Colombian government. My first reaction upon ...
"Long live Colombia, long live peace," the crowd chanted as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, both dressed in all white, shook hands on Monday evening.
Colombia's half-century-long civil war has left an estimated 220,000 people dead and displaced 6.9 million - the highest internal displacement in the world, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
FARC rebels and supporters watch a live broadcast of the peace agreement signing ceremony while in Colombia's Yari Plains, a remote area of southern Colombia where the group recently concluded its last congress as a guerrilla army by endorsing the ...
The war tore the social fabric of Colombia. Decades of fighting brought the rise of paramilitary groups who massacred civilians and burned villages.
Salud Hernandez, who has been a correspondent in Colombia for the daily newspaper El Mundo since 1999, has reasons to have ill faith in the FARC.
Not considering the tremendous human cost, Colombia's 52-year war between the state, leftist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitary groups has cost the country $151 billion, according to a recently released study.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia commander Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono signed a peace treaty Monday ending the brutal half-century of war between the government and rebel group.
Colombia's president and the leader of the FARC guerrillas formally sign a peace accord Monday, ending 50 years of conflict that killed more than 200,000 people.
... of Colombians offered both hope and skepticism, the government of Colombia and leftist rebels who fought a bitter civil war for more than half a century signed a historic peace accord Monday, closing the Western Hemisphere's longest armed conflict.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, stymied the economy and made Colombia a byword for violence. After four years of ...
PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa wants to follow the examples set by Colombia in the fight against drug trafficking. This he said following his travel to Colombia last week. He mulls the formation of a special group meant to hunt drug lords. Dela Rosa ...
When the Colombian government and Marxist rebels ink a final peace accord Monday to end a 52-year guerrilla war, an American envoy will be one of the special guests at the signing ceremony.


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