Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Addressing the U.N. Security Council for the first time, a former Colombian rebel leader who now heads a political party urged the country’s remaining armed groups Thursday to recognize left-wing President Gustavo Petro’s government as “democratic and progressive” and stop figh
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously authorized the U.N. political mission in Colombia to help verify implementation of the recent peace agreement between the government and its largest remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army.
MIAMI (AP) — An appeals court overturned a Florida federal judge’s order seizing the U.S. fortune of a sanctioned Venezuelan billionaire with alleged cartel ties to satisfy a $318 million judgment for the American victims of a Colombian terrorist kidnapping.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Victims of landmine explosions rallied outside Colombia’s peace tribunal Monday to demand an investigation of rebel groups that have placed the explosives around the country, injuring thousands of civilians and troops.
Colombian officials say at least 23 people were killed in Colombia this weekend and 20 had to flee their homes as fighting between rebel groups intensified in the eastern state of Arauca.
The Biden administration has revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the government
The Biden administration has formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army.
The Biden administration has notified Congress it is delisting Colombia’s largest guerrilla group as a terrorist organization.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Deforestation has risen in Colombia since the country’s largest guerilla group signed a historic peace deal with the government five years ago and withdrew from remote areas of the country, a report by the International Crisis Group found.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A court refused Monday to allow a trial for a retired general accused of offering incentives that led soldiers to murder 104 civilians and pass them off as guerrilla fighters killed in combat during Colombia’s long civil conflict.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian tribunal that investigates war crimes on Tuesday said the country’s largest guerrilla group recruited at least 18,600 children into its ranks between 1996 and 2016, when it made peace with the government.
BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Men and women who were kidnapped by Colombian’s biggest guerrilla group during a decades long internal conflict met face to face with their captors Wednesday during an event meant for the rebels to admit their responsibility, a step toward reconciliation contemplated in
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta on Tuesday, leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition, officials said.
A Colombian rebel group says government troops killed its leader, who had abandoned the 2016 peace deal with Colombia’s government and had been at large for three years.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s youngest elected president was sworn in to office Tuesday, promising to “make corrections” to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divided the country and to crack down on lingering armed groups still roaming the countryside.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations said Friday that 84 human rights activists were killed in Colombia last year as the country struggles to contain violence following a 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a recording studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars.
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.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For years Edison Prado was one of the top U.S. drug targets in South America, having allegedly risen from beginnings as a boatman running drugs in the treacherous coastal waters of his native Ecuador to the bloodthirsty head of a small army of smugglers spread across five cou
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
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerillas transition into becoming a political party.
MESETAS, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached a major milestone on its road to peace Tuesday as leftist rebels relinquished some of their last weapons and declared an end to their half-century insurgency.
LA CARMELITA, Colombia (AP) — Amid the makeshift tents and communal kitchens where Colombia’s largest rebel army is preparing to lay down its weapons, a new sound is emerging: the cries of babies.
LA CARMELITA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of leftist rebels took an important step in Colombia’s peace process Wednesday by starting to give United Nations observers an inventory of the weaponry they will soon surrender.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm.
LA VENTA, Colombia (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with leaders of Colombia’s largest rebel movement Tuesday in an area where guerrillas will soon begin turning over weapons as part of a historic peace deal.
HAVANA (AP) — Colombia’s government and its largest rebel army have begun building agreements on the guerrillas’ eventual political integration if peace talks succeed, negotiators said Saturday as they entered another recess between rounds of discussions.
HAVANA (AP) — Colombia’s main rebel group is appealing to U.S. President Barack Obama to free a guerrilla leader serving a long prison term in the United States.