Posts by Tag: armed conflict»

Peace talks

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace

posted by Emil Foget

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has rejected an invitation from President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss ongoing peace talks with the FARC, calling it a “false gesture,” local radio station Santa Fe  Full Article »

Peace talks

West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and three lower ranked commanders have been transferred to Cuba where peace talks are held, former President Alvaro Uribe claimed on Tuesday. 

Peace talks

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace

posted by Samuel Moldovan

In an apparent attempt to ease opposition to ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos invited his bitter rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to sit down with him  Full Article »

Peace talks

Colombia state committed worse crimes than rebels: FARC
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia state committed worse crimes than rebels: FARC

posted by Emil Foget

Crimes committed by the Colombian state are much worse than those committed by the FARC, according to a rebel commander currently negotiating peace with the government.

News

Army claims finding major FARC weapons cache
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Army claims finding major FARC weapons cache

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The Colombian army on Monday claimed to have seized more than 400 kilograms of explosives of rebel group FARC during operations in the central south of the country.

Peace talks

Uribe offered FARC congressional seats
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe offered FARC congressional seats

posted by Emil Foget

Newly published documents prove that former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offered rebel group FARC congressional seats and an exemption from extradition in the event the rebels agreed to make peace with the former  Full Article »

News

The FARC’s partners in crime
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

The FARC’s partners in crime

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombian rebel group FARC has made a number of alliances with criminal groups, including former enemies, in order to protect joint interests in illegal activities like drug trafficking or illegal mining, according  Full Article »

Peace talks

Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

ELN boss says ongoing peace talks are ‘important’, but ‘difficult’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The supreme leader of the ELN on Sunday confirmed informal talks with Colombia’s government are ongoing, but “sometimes difficult” as both parties fail to formalize the talks that were announced  Full Article »

News

Colombia conflict displaces 15,000 monthly in spite of peace talks: UN
Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia conflict displaces 15,000 monthly in spite of peace talks: UN

posted by Joel Gillin

Some 15,000 Colombians have been internally displaced each month since peace talks between the FARC rebel group and the government began two years ago, according to the United Nations.

Peace talks

Key negotiators leave Colombia peace talks: Report
Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Key negotiators leave Colombia peace talks: Report

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and the government negotiator who allegedly brokered ongoing peace talks have left the negotiations table, according to news website Las 2 Orillas. 

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