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COLOMBIA

FARC-EP Disarmament Makes Peace Move Forward

On November 24, President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of that movement, Timoleón Jiménez, signed the definitive agreement to end the fighting and hostilities


Colombia Still Working on Transitional Zones for FARC-EP

The process would have been finished by the end of this year, but delays in getting the zones ready forced to change the schedule


Pope Francis Holds Meeting with Santos and Uribe

Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe, who have been distanced due to disagreements over the peace process with FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports


Santos Condemns Violence against Community Leaders

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos condemned the violent escalation of community leaders and human rights defenders and announced that the Government will proceed forcefully against such crimes


Colombian Government, FARC-EP Announce New Peace Accord

The new agreement represents a step forward in the long running peace process, replacing the document which was voted down by a small margin in an October 2 plebiscite


UN Starts Supervision and Verification of Ceasefire in Colombia

The UN political mission began this Monday the verification of the bilateral cease-fire decreed by the Colombian government and the insurgent FARC-EP in August, a result of the peace agreements between the two sides


Colombian Quito Hosts Peace Talks between Colombia and ELN

The first peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) started today in Quito, Ecuador. The plan established for the initial phase involves talks that will run for 45 days


Colombia to Work on Adjustments to Peace Agreement

Colombia government and FARC-EP have reiterated their commitment to maintain the Ceasefire and the Bilateral, Definitive End to Hostilities decreed on August 29th


Nobel Peace Prize Granted to Colombian Juan Manuel Santos

Last September 26, Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleon Jimenez, signed the so-called Final Agreement


Student Demonstration Welcomed at Colombia Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace welcomed the massive student demonstration held at the central Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia last night in support of the peace agreement reached by the national executive with the FARC-EP


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