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Colombia Peace Talks

Colombia's Government Rebuffs FARC Rebel Truce

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guer...

Colombia's FARC Rebels Announce Unilateral Cease-fire

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging a...

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

Colombian Rebels Free Captured General

AP | By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JUAN CAMILO HERNANDEZ | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group has freed an army general and two others whose capture led President Juan Manuel Santos to su...

Colombia's President Hopes FARC Rebels Will Release Hostages Next Week

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army ...

FARC Urges Continuation To Peace Talks After Confirming Army General's Kidnapping

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

(Recasts, adds comment, background) By Rosa Tania Valdés and Helen Murphy HAVANA/BOGOTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's ...

Colombia Peace Talks With FARC Suspended

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A massive search operation was under way Monday for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompt...

Carolina Moreno

Juanes Discusses ‘The Key' To Achieving Peace In Colombia

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.25.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The peace process to end the decades-old conflict in Colombia has been a long road -- one the country's government hopes will end with the...

Colombian Presidential Election: What Is at Stake for the Colombian People?

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Adriana Aristizábal

Will they have impunity? Will they be integrated into the political system without punishment? Or, is there a price to be paid?

Colombia Rebel Group Releases Rap Video

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group is trying to rally support for peace talks with a new rap video. The fast-paced video that b...

Colombian Hacker Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Sabotage Peace Talks

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 05.07.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspected hacker for trying to obtain information to sabotage government peace talks with Colombia's ...

Colombian Army Spied On Peace Negotiators: Report

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos denied Tuesday that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by member...

Colombian Rebels Halt Peace Talks

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

HAVANA — Colombia's largest guerrilla army temporarily walked away from peace talks with the government Friday over President Juan Manuel Santos...

Colombian President: Ex-Marine's Release Will Not Be Media Show

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's president says he refuses to let the country's main rebel group make a media event of the release of a 26-year-old form...

Venezuela Rethinks Role In Colombia Peace Talk After Santos' 'Stabbing Of Venezuela In The Back'

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he now doubts his Colombian counterpart is serious about making peace with FARC rebels. Maduro says he doubt...

U.S. Army To Use Soap Operas In Fight Against Colombian Rebel Group

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Army seems to have a new solution to the half-century long violence propelled by Colombia’s insurgent guerrilla group -- soap operas. Well,...

FARC Denies Peace Talks Are Going South

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Colombia's main rebel group denied on Monday that peace negotiations with the government are foundering and accused that country's media of ...

FARC Rebels' Prison-Taking Could Affect Colombia Peace Talks In Cuba

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombia's peace talks are resuming in Cuba amid acrimony over the rebels' insistence on their right to take security force members prisoner. Chief g...

Venezuela Pledges Support For Colombia Peace Talks

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 01.18.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's vice president and foreign minister assured Colombia's top diplomat on Friday that their government is willing to ke...

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Colombia Refuses To Honor Cease-Fire, Bombs FARC Camps

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 02.02.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's military said Monday that it killed at least 20 Revolutionary Armed Forces insurgents in a weekend air raid on a c...

Historic Colombian Peace Talks Launched

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

HURDAL, Norway — Colombia's first peace talks in a decade were inaugurated Thursday a half world away with a demonstration of just how widely th...

Colombia Peace Talks, The Obstacles On The Road To Norway

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombians around the world will fix their gaze on Norway this Wednesday, when President Juan Manuel Santos and government officials reopen peace talk...