BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dressed in blazers and collared shirts, leaders of Colombia's once largest guerrilla army made their first appearance at a new special peace tribunal Friday to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Colombia's presidential election (all times local):
Demobilized members of Colombia's once biggest rebel group say they want to meet with President-elect Ivan Duque to discuss implementation of the nation's peace accord.
Ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono congratulated Duque for his victory in Sunday's presidential runoff election and said Colombians should work together because "the road of hope is open."
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Cuban man arrested in Colombia for allegedly plotting to kill American diplomats in the name of Islamic State says he was actually part of a right-wing underground cell that sought to attack leftist politicians.
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.
Colombia's FARC political party of former rebels withdrew from the upcoming presidential election after medical problems forced its candidate, ex-guerrilla commander Rodrigo Londono, to undergo coronary bypass surgery.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The political party formed by Colombia's once-largest rebel group withdrew a former guerrilla commander from the race for president on Thursday, citing both criticism of the political process and his serious health problems.
The ex-rebel Rodrigo Londono, more commonly known by his nom-de-guerre Timochenko, won't seek the presidency in the May 27 election, leaders of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force said.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Doctors in Colombia have successfully performed heart surgery on Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the country's once-largest guerrilla group who is running for president.
A statement from Bogota's Shaio Clinic says Londono is in "satisfactory" condition following Wednesday's coronary bypass surgery. The ex-rebel was also diagnosed with chronic lung disease and a clogged artery.
Londono is more commonly known by his nom-de-guerre — Timochenko.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The leader of Colombia's once-largest rebel group will undergo heart surgery after being hospitalized while campaigning for president.
Bogota's Shaio Clinic issued a statement Friday saying it recommended the unspecified procedure after carrying out a battery of tests on Rodrigo Londono.
The rebel leader best known by his nom de guerre Timocehnko was hospitalized Thursday suffering from chest pain.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The leader of Colombia's once-largest guerrilla group who is now campaigning for president has been hospitalized after experiencing chest pain.
The group known as the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force said Thursday Rodrigo Londono is under medical observation.
A doctor at the San Rafael Hospital told BLU Radio he may have suffered an "acute coronary" event.
Hostile homecoming for ex-rebel seeking Colombia presidency
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It was a hostile homecoming for former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono as he campaigned for Colombia's presidency in the coffee-growing region he abandoned four decades ago to join the rebels.
Londono's trip to his hometown of La Tebaida on Saturday was touted by his supporters as a chance to canvass for votes with a message of hope and justice for the poor.
But it was nearly wrecked before even beginning when he was chased out of the nearby city of Armenia a day earlier.
Ex-guerrilla launches historic presidential bid in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia's most-wanted men. Now he is a presidential contender.
The graying, spectacled man best known by his alias Timochenko launched his bid Saturday to lead the government he once battled from the jungle with a celebratory campaign kickoff featuring giant posters, colorful confetti and even a catchy jingle.
Peace in Colombia fragile year after historic deal with FARC
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When rebel commander Rodrigo Londono signed a peace deal committing his troops to laying down their weapons, it was heralded as the best chance in decades to end Latin America's oldest and bloodiest armed conflict.
But as war-weary Colombia marks the first anniversary of the peace accord's signing on Friday, the hopeful mood has dimmed.
Ex-rebel commander Timochenko to run for Colombia presidency
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's demobilized guerilla movement nominated Rodrigo Londono on Wednesday to run for president in the South American nation's election next year, keeping the former top commander at the helm of the rebels' nascent political party.
Londono, better known by his alias Timochenko, became the leader of the now-disbanded Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2011 and has been a key figure in the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running conflict.
Ex-rebel commander Timochenko to run for Colombia presidency
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Guerrillas from Colombia's once-largest rebel gray once say their former top commander Rodrigo Londono will run for the presidency of the South American nation in next year's election.
The announcement was made Wednesday by the leaders of the political movement started by the now-disbanded Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Londono is better known by his alias Timochenko
Former Colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an alternative leftist coalition.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The leader of Colombia's largest rebel movement is continuing his recovery from a light stroke in Cuba.
Colombia's government Tuesday said it had authorized Rodrigo Londono's travel to the communist-run island.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The top commander of Colombia's largest rebel movement was hospitalized Sunday following a stroke and remains in intensive care, just days after his group handed over the last of its individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commemorated on Tuesday the completion of the guerrillas' disarmament under a peace accord reached last year. Here's a look at how they got here and what lies ahead:
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year to end a half century of conflict, the United Nations said Monday.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Colombia's foreign minister said Thursday that the implementation of last year's peace agreement with leftist rebels, ending one of the world's bloodiest and longest-running armed conflicts, "has been more difficult" than expected.
Maria Angela Holguin reiterated in Oslo, Norway, that the government in Bogota is "deeply committed."
Colombia rebel leader hopes Trump will back peace effort
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The top commander of Latin America's oldest rebel army said Friday he hopes that President-elect Donald Trump will continue strong U.S support for ending Colombia's half-century conflict that past administrations helped fuel.
Rodrigo Londono spoke to foreign journalists a day after signing an accord for the second time in two months to end fighting between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Colombia government, rebels sign revised peace agreement
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a revised peace agreement with the country's largest rebel movement on Thursday, making a second attempt within months to end a half century of hostilities.
Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 310-page accord at Bogota's historic Colon Theater — nearly two months after the original deal was surprisingly rejected in a referendum.
After emerging from hideouts, Colombia’s rebels now in limbo
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As peace talks in Colombia advanced over the past year, 7,000 rebel fighters began slowly emerging from their jungle hideouts hoping for, if not a hero's welcome, at least an outstretched hand from fellow Colombians tired of a half century of bloody combat.