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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 ...

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...

Colombia Wants To Speed Up FARC Talks

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's delegation to peace talks with FARC rebels is heading back to Cuba to resume negotiations, and its chief says it's...

Expanding the Realm of the Possible in 2012

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

So vast and fiery are the problems that it may seem impossible to imagine that solutions exist or that change may be imminent. And yet, 2012 brought advances and victories that shifted the debate, transformed power, and won real gains in quality of life.

Colombia, Rebels Hope Rising Trust Can Yield Peace

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 12.17.2012 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- While the angry rhetoric and bombs continue to fly back home, Colombian rebels and government negotiators in peace talks in the Cuban capita...

FARC Declares Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

By Jeff Franks HAVANA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels announced on Monday a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce...

FARC Rebels Kill 5 Colombian Soldiers Amid Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Five Colombian soldiers were killed by FARC rebels in the first major incident since peace talks between the Andean count...

Colombia: Peace at Last? (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Peace negotiations began this week between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as FARC), a guerrilla group that has waged a half-century long offensive against the government.

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...

Colombia Gives Peace a Chance

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Monica Gutierrez

Would it be possible to achieve peace in Colombia? History says no, but 78% of the Colombian people say yes to the efforts of their President, according to polls by the National Consulting Center conducted right after the announcement.

FARC Shows Faith in Peace Talks

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

HAVANA -- After nearly five decades of violent struggle and failed attempts at detente, there is plenty of mistrust and bad blood between Colombia's g...

Colombia And Rebel Group Reach Preliminary Agreement

AP | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Tuesday a preliminary accord with Colombia's main leftist rebel group to launch pea...

Occupy Warzones

Michael Busch | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Michael Busch

In an astonishing act of civil disobedience, local residents of Toribio, a small town in southwest Colombia, demanded that government forces fighting the rebel FARC go home -- and destroyed their fortifications to underscore the point.

Victims' Voices From Colombia: A Review of Throwing Stones At The Moon

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Dan Kovalik

The soon-to-be-released book Throwing Stones At The Moon reads like a collection of literary short stories, but, in this case, the stories are both real and horrifying.

Politician Accused Of Planning Guerrilla Kidnappings That Led To Murder

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Even Colombians accustomed to treachery and deceit after more than a half-century of civil conflict and drug violence were st...

Red Cross Says FARC Planning To Free French Journalist

AP | CAMILO HERNANDEZ | Posted 07.14.2012 | Media

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's main rebel movement announced Sunday its intention to release a French journalist who went missing during a firefight t...

Colombia: The Empire Strikes Back

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

With the intensification of the U.S. military and economic push in Colombia, we sadly can anticipate more such violence against peaceful actors in Colombia in order to make Colombian land secure for massive appropriation and exploitation.

State Senator Faces Crowded Field In U.S. House Race

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

State Sen. Bert Johnson became the first candidate to officially file in the race for Michigan's newly redrawn 13th U.S. congressional district last w...

Threats in the Classroom: Teachers Protect Students in the Midst of Colombia's War

Eva Smets | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Eva Smets

Disregarding official orders, members of the Colombian army turn schools into barracks where they sleep, steal food from cafeterias and invite children to take helicopter rides and to visit military camps.

Reports: Rebels Free Hostages After 12 Years

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia — Colombia's main rebel group on Monday freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives, returning the ...

Colombian Military Bombs FARC Rebels

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian troops have killed 39 rebels, most of them in a bombardment of a guerrilla camp, the defense minister said Wednesda...

Colombian Military Bombs FARC Rebels

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian troops have killed 39 rebels, most of them in a bombardment of a guerrilla camp, the defense minister said Wednesda...

Colombia Vows to Crack Down on Narco-groups' Illegal Coltan Mining

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposé about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.

Colombia's FARC Announces Release Of Prisoners

AP | By LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 03.03.2012 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Sgt. Luis Alfonso Beltran has endured 14 years of jungle prisons as a captive of leftist rebels while three of his aunts and uncle...