sponsor

Posts by Category: Peace talks»

Peace talks

FARC confirms ceasefire, army says 5 soldiers killed in last-hour attack
Dec 19, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC confirms ceasefire, army says 5 soldiers killed in last-hour attack

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s army accused rebel group FARC on Friday of killing five soldiers only hours before the group confirmed a unilateral and indefinite rebel ceasefire starting Saturday.

Peace talks

FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

FARC asks forgiveness for killing 79 in 2002 Bojaya massacre

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Rebel group FARC on Thursday recognized its responsibility for the 2002 Bojaya massacre in western Colombia and asked forgiveness to the inhabitants of the town and the families of at least 79 locals  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers
Dec 18, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Santos welcomes FARC ceasefire, but rejects foreign observers

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that the national government “appreciates” a unilateral ceasefire announced by the FARC, but does not accept the rebels’ condition of international observers to verify the  Full Article »

Peace talks

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC announces indefinite unilateral ceasefire, but under conditions

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday declared an indefinite ceasefire, an unprecedented concession to public pressure and opponents to ongoing peace talks with the country’s government.

Peace talks

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire
Dec 17, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Tuesday urged the warring parties to agree on a bilateral ceasefire.

Peace talks

Polemic ex-senator Piedad Cordoba becomes victim representative
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Polemic ex-senator Piedad Cordoba becomes victim representative

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Polemic former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba has been included in the last of five victim representation groups taking part in peace talks between the government and FARC rebels, local media  Full Article »

Peace talks

Thousands march across Colombia to reject ‘impunity’ for FARC
Dec 14, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Thousands march across Colombia to reject ‘impunity’ for FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Thousands took to the streets across Colombia on Saturday to reject possible impunity for crimes committed by the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group that is negotiating a peace deal with  Full Article »

Peace talks

Dec 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s peace talks resume with fierce snide to Uribe

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels resumed on Wednesday with a fierce snide to former President Alvaro Uribe who, according to the chief government negotiator, has “his head  Full Article »

Peace talks

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos
Dec 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos

posted by Robin Llewellyn

The police and military could benefit from any legal benefits offered to FARC guerrillas as an incentive for their disarmament, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

Peace talks

UN congratulates Colombia over peace talks restart
Dec 5, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

UN congratulates Colombia over peace talks restart

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The United Nations mission in Colombia on Thursday praised the government and the FARC guerrilla for their decision to resume the peace talks in Havana next week.

News in Colombia
Sign up for the free weekly email from Colombia Reports.