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The lawsuit says the men were “kidnapped, held hostage, and murdered by the Colombian terrorist group,” Armed Revolutionaries of Colombia, known by its initials in Spanish as FARC. The suits spell out how, in the case of the missionaries, spouses and children were present as FARC guerillas stormed Colombian and ...
After decades of violence from all sides (a trend catalyzed by elite money and social dominance), the FARC would also turn to kidnapping for ransom, holding hostages, and killing policemen and political opponents. The matter was further complicated by the paramilitary death squads, funded by the U.S. ...

Santos reached a peace agreement with what had been the nation's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in late 2016, ending Latin America's longest-running conflict. The end of that conflict has been hailed internationally, though it has also opened a new power ...
On September 26 2016, the Colombian government and the guerrilla insurgency Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace ... either exchange the people they kidnapped for “political prisoners” (or imprisoned FARC members) or to get money from family members of the kidnapped, ...
In November 2016, a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) was signed. By March 2017, about 7,000 rebels were gathered in 26 specially designated zones across the country. Added to this number were released prisoners ...
Efforts to end decades of violence in the South American nation gained momentum after the much larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a historic peace deal with the government in 2016. But despite some progress in talks with the ELN, the group has continued to take hostages for ransom and ...

That night the rebel leader, a woman named Carolina who had joined the FARC at 18 and risen through the ranks, questioned them at length. The next morning most of the paddlers sat in on English classes at the village school. No one was free to go yet, but it just seemed like a matter of time. That night four of the kayakers ...
MIAMI (AP) — The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group.
The prisoners would be arriving soon and Adriana Combita, like a young teacher preparing to greet a new class, was nervous. ... of magistrates established under the peace accords that ended 52 years of war between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC.) ...
Last week, Colombia marked the one-year anniversary of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), which ended fifty years of armed civil conflict that resulted in over two hundred thousand deaths and the displacement of nearly seven million ...
Even though the names of places that dot the landscape of western Guaviare are increasingly becoming synonymous with adventure tourism, for those who remember this country's recent past, FARC handed- over many hostages in these grassy knolls as part of a “prisoner of war” exchange with the ...
Canadian miner Norbert Reinhart is led from a hearing at a Colombian court. The Canadian diamond driller, who made headlines as a captive of the FARC in the late 1990s, was in prison after being accused of arranging the murder of a business partner —charges he and daughter Molly adamantly deny.
By the start of July, more than six months after the passing of the amnesty law, only 30 percent of FARC prisoners had been released, according to prisoner's rights groups. A report by a coalition of such networks details how the FARC have recognized 3,400 prisoners as members, while the government ...
An estimated 1,346 FARC political prisoners have been on a hunger strike for the past two weeks demanding their release. The U.N. mission also called on officials to ensure the physical security of disarmed militants, who are stationed in 26 transitional zones intended to reintegrate them into society, ...
Last November, when the Colombian government struck a long-awaited peace accord with the rebel group FARC, which has occupied the country's jungles for decades, Ben Stookesberry began planning a kayaking trip to the embattled country. He and four fellow paddlers had their sights set on the Rio Apaporis, ...
FARC leader Ivan Marquez said in an interview this week with Red Mas Noticias that if needed, the two sides would extend the May 31 deadline to complete the demobilisation process, adding that the rebels will not begin turning over their arms until the government follows through on its commitment to free ...
That night the rebel leader, a woman named Carolina who had joined the FARC at 18 and risen through the ranks, questioned them at length. The next morning most of the paddlers sat in on English classes at the village school. No one was free to go yet, but it just seemed like a matter of time. That night four of the kayakers ...

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's now-demobilized FARC rebel group ... and business people, earned ransoms from hostage taking and sold ...
Famed Canadian FARC hostage released from Colombian prison ... courthouse — 42 prisoners in a small, maybe 20-square-metre cell with no ...
“My father was kidnapped by the FARC and my family had to flee ... “They really have to free these prisoners detained simply because they ...
... peace process with Marxist FARC rebels and talks with the country's ... elections, releases all political prisoners and ends the repression of ...
During some of the darkest years of the Colombian civil war, Venezuela served as a refuge for the country's Farc rebels – but it also played an ...
The FARC committed systematic atrocities for more than five decades, ... Its forces killed and abducted civilians, took hostages, carried out ...
Former FARC captive who received hero's welcome in Canada ... to take the place of an employee taken hostage by the Marxist militant group.
The amnesty decree grants prisoners a “conditional release” with the ... As a result of the announcement, another FARC-EP leader, Jesus ...
Colombia Amnesty Decree Eases Fears Over FARC Prisoners ... of FARC prisoners had been released, according to prisoner's rights groups.
The police have indicated that members of FARC's 7th front were among the dissidents who infiltrated the farmers and instigated the ...
FARC Leader Leaves Hospital, as Govt Announces Release of Former ... the Colombian governement that the prisoners' continuing detention ...
Hunger Striking FARC leader Santrich in Critical Condition ... The United Nations is also calling for the government release the prisoners.
The United Nations said Colombia's government was undermining the country's peace process by failing to release imprisoned FARC ...
The first census of the ex-guerrilla group known as the FARC show the ... were guerrillas, 29 percent urban militias and 16 percent prisoners.
On June 27, the FARC disarmament process was completed in a historic ... the judicial system of discriminating against guerrilla prisoners.
Last November, when the Colombian government struck a long-awaited peace accord with the rebel group FARC, which has occupied the country's jungles for ...
The 15 ambassadors will meet Colombian politicians, members of civil society and victims of the conflict, and also travel to one of the FARC ...
UN observers arrive at a camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in La Carmelita near Puerto Asis, in Colombia's ...
Unfortunately the rebel faction controlling the Apaporis has decided not to participate. “The situation was a lot more dynamic and a lot less stable than we had ...
Almost 100 FARC political prisoners began an indefinite hunger strike on Saturday to demand better prison conditions and an acceleration and ...
In 1998, he traded places with an employee taken hostage by the FARC and spent ... 42 prisoners in a small, maybe 20-square-metre cell with no air movement.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) defended its ... from various criminal activities such as extortion, taking hostages for ...
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebel group included footwear ... from hostage takings and sold coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, ...
Nearly two dozen countries have joined Almagro's efforts to implement the democratic charter on Venezuela, which could bring about free and open elections, reinstate respect for human rights and release political prisoners. (Tu noticia Venezuela ...
In the end, 131 died in combat, 476 were injured, 69 went missing, and 30 were taken as prisoners. ... Relying on his Three Pillars of peace, equity, and education, Colombia has seen some of its most significant advances in decades, including a rapidly ...
Columbia struck a peace deal, with FARC in 2016, to bring an end to more than 50 years of conflict. These developments, underline the need for, out of box thinking; the importance of moving ahead, without being hostage, to the past. On the other hand ...
The government did urge Maduro to release the opposition politicians they consider political prisoners, "recognize the legitimacy of the decisions of the National Assembly, and that an electoral calendar is set up that includes postponed elections ...
Now that the FARC - Latin America's oldest and largest guerrilla group - is demobilizing in the wake of a historic peace deal, Maleywa's work is finally emerging from the wilderness.
President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped the peace talks last month after the communists insisted on their demand to free their political prisoners and called off its unilateral ceasefire and launched a series of attacks against state forces. The AFP ...
This committee was created by the 2016 peace agreement between the Colombia government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Mendez was president of ICTJ from ... As a result of his involvement in representing political prisoners, the ...
B oko Haram's activities in northern Cameroon are rarely mentioned. This week the national government said it had successfully captured one of the insurgent group's strongholds in the Mandara mountains and freed at least 5,000 hostages, including ...
B oko Haram's activities in northern Cameroon are rarely mentioned. This week the national government said it had successfully captured one of the insurgent group's strongholds in the Mandara mountains and freed at least 5,000 hostages, including ...
... conflict between Colombia's government and Farc rebels. Many ex-combatants became soldiers when they were children, but through education programmes, skills training and job placement, they will be given a realistic chance to integrate into ...


 

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