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.

July 20: Colombia’s latest deadline for peace with FARC

Peace talks with Colombia’s largest and oldest guerrilla group, the FARC, will be ready before July 20, President Juan Manuel Santos said early this week.

Turf Wars Biggest Threat To Post-FARC Peace In Colombia: UN

Wars over control over the cultivation of coca, the plant used to make cocaine, is the biggest threat to benefits of a pending peace deal with the FARC and the government, said the United Nations.

Colombia Government, FARC agree on substituting illicit crops

Colombia’s government and FARC, guerrilla group on Friday announced a pilot plan for the voluntary replacement of illicit crops with other agricultural products

Colombia army looks for missing Spanish journalist

Colombian security forces have launched an operation to find a missing Spanish reporter who may have been kidnapped, President Juan Manuel Santos says

Colombia and Farc rebels agreed child soldier deal

The Colombian government says it has agreed a road map for the release of child soldiers from the ranks of the left-wing Farc rebels.

Colombia opens criminal investigations amid Panama Papers leak

Investigations of those named in leaked documents of the Panama Papers are set to begin, the Prosecutor General has announced.

Panama closes border with Colombia to stem migrant flow

Panama will close key crossings on its border with Colombia to prevent undocumented migrants from Cuba and Africa entering the country, President Juan Carlos Varela said early this week.

The road to Colombia’s complete peace: Next up ELN

To the casual observer, it may appear that the FARC and the ELN are similar. However, their organizational structures, military capabilities and ideological origins are different.

Ingrid Betancourt back in Colombia with call for unity

Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who spent 6½ years as a prisoner of FARC rebels, said on Thursday that Colombia needs unity to overcome the “dehumanization” brought on by five decades of armed conflict.

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