Colombia aims to rid country of landmines by 2021

Colombia, one of the most mined countries in the world, aims to remove all landmines and other explosives by 2021 after the government and FARC rebels signed a peace deal last year, a top government official has said.

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day Flowers

Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.

About 300 rebels from Colombia's FARC have not demobilized

Around 300 fighters from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels will not demobilize under a peace deal, a military commander said, giving the first official figure of guerrillas who may join with crime gangs seeking control of lucrative rebel drug territory.

Colombia: Peace talks with ELN rebel group begin

Members of Colombia's ELN left-wing rebel group and government negotiators have begun talks seeking to end more than five decades of conflict.

Unease in Colombia, as Old Enemies Become New Neighbors

The town’s name is Spanish for “peace.” The days to come will test how accurate that is.

Colombian Gov and FARC proclaim end to 52 years war

Colombian army officers and leaders of the FARC rebel group shook hands in this northern town on Wednesday to mark the official end of a conflict that began in 1964.

Colombia’s FARC rebels march one last time, to demobilization camps

Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels are on the move one final time, traveling by boat, road and on foot across jungle and mountains to demobilization camps, as part of a deal to end more than 50 years of war

Colombia’s Urabeños recruiting dissidents from FARC peace process

Recent reports warn that one of Colombia's biggest criminal groups may be recruiting dissident guerrilla fighters, another indication that new actors are moving in on criminal operations formerly controlled by the guerrillas.

Colombian Government and FARC begin drug-crop substitution program

Colombia’s government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels announced Friday that they had launched a program aimed at replacing approximately 50,000 hectares (193 sq. miles) of illicit crops with legal ones in the first year.

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

Trump's State Nominee Raises Doubts on Colombia Peace Pact

President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.

France's President in Colombia to Show Support for Peace

The successful peace talk between Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC guerrillas are an “example to the world,” said French President Francois Hollande while on an official visit in the South American country.

Creation of Special Commission to Reform Colombian System

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the Special Electoral Mission of Colombia (MEE) to propose recommendations to modernize and give a greater transparency to the Colombian electoral system.

Colombia, ELN rebels begin exploratory talks

Representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Andean nation’s second-largest rebel group, met Friday in Ecuador to initiate contacts that are meant to lead to formal peace talks.

Colombia approves amnesty agreed in Farc peace deal

The Colombian Congress has approved a law offering amnesty to some of those accused of minor crimes in the country's decades-long civil conflict.

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The conflict between Colombia’s government and the Marxist insurgents of the FARC lasted for half a century and claimed perhaps 220,000 lives.

Former adversaries in armed conflict living together in peace

In a clearing in the northern Colombian mountains, members of the United Nations, soldiers and police are living with FARC guerrillas to supervise the process whereby the rebels will turn in their weapons and demobilize, as set forth in the peace agreement.

Colombian peace process hits another bump

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced Tuesday that its members will not start heading for the areas where they must gather before laying down their arms due to the lack of infrastructure in those areas and "legal obstructions."

Colombian Senate backs new Farc peace deal

Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.

New peace deal in Colombia

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote.

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