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For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics

For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics

TODAY COLOMBIA, Camille Boutron, Universidad de los Andes – By now, the numerous hindrances to Colombia’s peace process are well documented, from the inadequate FARC centralisation zones and the tight disarmament and reintegration schedule to a much-criticised amnesty law and the frequent assassinations of Colombian human rights activists. But less attention has been paid to […]

Monuments Made of FARC Guerrillas’ Weapons to Be Erected at UN Headquarters

Monuments Made of FARC Guerrillas’ Weapons to Be Erected at UN Headquarters

Photo: Oleg Yasinsky TODAY COLOMBIA – Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been handing their weapons over to the United Nations as part of the peace agreement they signed with the Colombian government on November 24, 2016, to end Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. In an interview with Sputnik Mundo, Camilo […]

Baby Boom in Colombia’s Farc Rebel Army

Baby Boom in Colombia’s Farc Rebel Army

TODAY COLOMBIA – Since the landmark Colombian peace deal came into force last December, the Farc rebel group has been been experiencing a baby boom. During the 50 year-long conflict, female Farc fighters were banned from getting pregnant and some were even forced to have abortions. Now that peace has come many women are putting […]

Demobilization of FARC In Colombia Could Threaten Costa Rica Security: Minister

Demobilization of FARC In Colombia Could Threaten Costa Rica Security: Minister

Q COSTA RICA (Insightcrime.org) Authorities in Costa Rica are worried that the dismantling of Colombia’s main guerrilla group could threaten the country’s stability, as a new generation of criminal networks are likely to take over the drug routes formerly held by the insurgents. Speaking before the congressional Security and Drug Trafficking Commission, Security Minister Gustavo […]

Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf

Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf

TODAY COLOMBIA from Insightcrime.org / At least four criminal groups are apparently running the illegal economies in the port of Tumaco on Colombia’s Pacific coast, which is resulting in homicides and mass community displacement. Tumaco, the site of battles for former FARC turf As the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia […]

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

People sing the national anthem in Cali, Colombia, on June 23, 2016 celebrating the peace agreement between the Colombian governenment and the FARC leftist guerrilla to be signed today in Havana, taking one of the last crucial steps toward ending Latin America’s longest civil war. / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS […]

UN Officials Party with FARC Guerrillas They Are Supposed to Monitor

UN Officials Party with FARC Guerrillas They Are Supposed to Monitor

A video which shows UN and FARC members enjoying New Year’s Eve together, has caused a stir on social media TODAY COLOMBIA – The news agency EFE recently published videos in which members of the United Nations verification mission are observed dancing with FARC guerrillas during New Year’s Eve festivities in El Conejo, a municipality […]

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

In 150 days, all FARC weapons will be in the hands of the United Nations: President Santos, speaking in Bogota on November 30. TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS- Colombia’s Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive sign of political will to move the process forward despite lingering uncertainties concerning […]

Revised Peace Deal Signed in Colombia

Revised Peace Deal Signed in Colombia

Presidente Juan Manuel Santos holds the “pen” used to sign the new deal, the “Nuevo Acuerdo de Paz para Colombia”. The leader of the FARC, Rodrigo Londoño looks on during the ceremony Thursday morning in the Teatro Colón de Bogotá TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS – Insightcrime.org – Colombia’s government and rebel group the FARC have signed […]

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

A peace mural is painted near the road leading to Planadas, Colombia, where a peasant uprising in 1964 led to the birth of the FARC. (TODAY COLOMBIA) By Colin, Expat-Chronicles.com – I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC when the war officially ended on Aug. 28. But I […]

An End to FARC’s ‘Revolutionary Tax’

An End to FARC’s ‘Revolutionary Tax’

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said the tax is no longer necessary in light of the upcoming peace deal with the Colombian government. Leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) patrol by a roadway near to San Vicente de Caguan, Caqueta province, Colombia, January 9. 1999. REUTERS/ Jose Miguel Gomez/File Photo […]