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.

Colombian president promises peace agreement, closer trade ties with UK

The Colombian president on Wednesday said that his country would soon have a new peace agreement which would facilitate closer trade ties with the United Kingdom.

City of Women built by displaced Colombian women

The nondescript neighborhood on the outskirts of the port city of Cartagena doesn’t look like much to outsiders: rows of orderly, small, colorful houses with tin roofs, joined by garden courtyards.

Colombian president to sign peace deal with Farc rebels today

The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and the Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday ending a half-century war that has killed a quarter of a million people, stymied the economy and made Colombia a byword for violence.

Colombia Farc: Peace deal signing date announced

Delegates representing rank-and-file FARC guerrillas gathered for a conference have endorsed the peace accord their leaders reached with the Colombian government, but remain concerned about implementation of the deal, a member of the rebel high command said Monday.

Security Council approves proposed structure and size of UN Mission in Colombia

According to the Mission, it will be deployed in three phases. The first phase aims to establish the UN Mission’s headquarters in Bogotá and assess conditions at the eight locations, where the UN Mission will have its regional offices.

Colombia Farc: Peace deal has a date

The president of Colombia has announced that a peace deal between the country's government and Farc rebels will be formally signed on 26 September.

Historic peace deal between Colombia and FARC

Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.

FARC dissidents forming criminal groups in Ecuador

These preliminary reports suggest that FARC members in western Colombia could be abandoning the guerrilla group to pursue illegal activities that fighters would be expected to give up in the event of a peace agreement

Colombia and Venezuela announce special IDs for border citizens

Colombia and Venezuela will issue special identity documents to residents living along the border between the countries as a first step to fully reopen the border that’s been closed for a year.

Venezuelan, Colombian meet to discuss border issues

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and her Colombian counterpart, Maria Angela Holguin, met on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas to evaluate the situation along their mutual border.

Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food

Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say.

FARC fronts refuse to demobilize and disarm

The FARC’s 1st Front reiterated its rejection of ongoing peace talks with Colombia’s government this week. But they’re not the only “problem front.” Other guerrilla units are suspected to follow suit.

Majority of urban Colombia to vote in favor of peace with FARC

A comfortable majority of urban Colombians will vote in favor of a peace deal currently being negotiated with their country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, according to a poll.

Colombia's Farc to stop charging 'revolutionary tax'

The leader of Colombia's Farc rebel group says it will stop charging its so-called "revolutionary tax".For decades, the Farc extorted money from local people and businesses in areas it controlled.

Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic ceasefire

The Colombian government and the Farc rebels have signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending more than five decades of conflict.

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