The Special Envoy of United States President Barack Obama reportedly met with Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC over the weekend, presumably to discuss pending extradition requests of guerrillas and the Full Article »
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Thursday that he is willing to meet with his successor, President Juan Manuel Santos, if this is bartered by former UN Secretary General Full Article »
The FARC’s persistence in rejecting jail time for rebels accused of atrocities has resulted in fierce criticism from both the government and the NGO Human Rights Watch.
FARC guerrillas will not go to prison and will not give up their weapons in the event of a peace deal, Ivan Marquez, the rebels’ chief negotiator in Cuba said Full Article »
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday praised the United States government for appointing top official Bernie Aronson the North American country’s envoy to peace talks with rebel group FARC.
Unknown assailants have killed the son of one of the victim representatives at peace talks between Colombia’s government and rebel group FARC. Almost one in four of the representatives have received death Full Article »
More than 13,000 cases are currently under way against individuals for allegedly cooperating with paramilitary or guerrilla groups that have been branded terrorist organizations by the government.
In a step forward in the support for Colombia’s peace process, both the World Bank and Germany have pledged financial aid and legal expertise to support post-conflict and transitional talks between the government Full Article »
Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria over the weekend proposed to include civilian actors like businessmen and politicians in a transitional justice program in the event the country’s 50-year conflict with rebel Full Article »