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Colombia's new leader plans changes to FARC peace deal

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

In his inaugural address, President Ivan Duque says he will take steps to fix 'structural flaws' in the deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

NEW PRESIDENT. Colombia's Ivan Duque gives his thumb up during his inauguration ceremony at Bolivar Square in Bogota, on August 7, 2018. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Colombia truth commission to 'heal wounds' of war, president says

May 09, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The members include sociologists, journalists, doctors, economists, attorneys and clerics. The commission is headed by a Jesuit priest, Francisco de Roux, known for his human rights work.

TRUTH COMMISSION. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. Photo byHector Retamal/AFP

Colombia court orders release of first general under peace deal

May 06, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas says 20 members of the security forces have already been freed and that judges have a list of 900 more set for release under the peace deal s framework

PEACE. In this file photo, a man holds a Colombian national flag with white stripes during a demonstration to demand the immediate endorsement of the new peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla outside the Colombian Congress in Bogota, on November 30, 2016. File photo by Guillermo Legaria/AFP

Lawmakers in Colombia pass FARC amnesty law

Dec 29, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The measure described as a first step toward consolidating peace by Colombia s President grants special legal treatment amnesty and pardon to FARC members

PEACE. Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 23, 2016. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Colombia embarks on challenge to implement peace

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:21 PM

After pushing a revised peace deal with the FARC rebel group through Congress Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gets down to a far bigger challenge: implementing it

A man holds a Colombian national flag with white stripes during a demo to demand the immediate endorsement of the new peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla outside the Colombian Congress in Bogota, on November 30, 2016. Guillermo Legaria/AFP

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Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

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Juan Manuel Santos: Colombia rebels' archenemy turned peacemaker

Oct 07, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is a wealthy businessman who staked his political legacy on making peace with the FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a media conference in Manila, November 17, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos awarded 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts in the Colombian peace process the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking during a press conference at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 5, 2016. Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/AFP

FARC rebels return to Colombia hideouts

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:30 AM

They traveled unarmed and in civilian clothing says a source from the International Committee of the Red Cross

Colombia ceasefire with FARC to end October 31 – Santos

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Both sides scramble to find a solution to the half century conflict after voters rejected a peace deal

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 4, 2016. Colombian Presidency / Cesar Carrion/AFP

Colombian government, FARC rebels scramble to save peace deal

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:06 AM

Commentators compare the result s effect to June s surprise Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union

This file photo taken on June 22, 2016 shows a man passing by a graffiti reading 'Peace for the people' in Cali, Colombia, on June 22, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombia voters reject FARC peace plan – results

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:48 AM

UPDATED Reversing the trend of earlier opinion polls voters appear to have narrowly defied the government s pleas to ratify its plan to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them within months

Electoral officials count votes at a polling station after a referendum on whether to ratify a historic peace accord to end Colombia's 52-year war between the state and the communist FARC rebels, in Cali, Colombia, on October 2, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombians vote on historic peace deal

Oct 02, 2016 - 11:10 AM

3rd UPDATE Citizens are voting on the question: Do you support the final accord to end the conflict and to build a stable and lasting peace?

READY FOR PEACE. A man arranges a symbol of peace in the press center in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 24, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombia to sign historic peace deal

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:30 PM

FARC delegates have unanimously ratified the deal Friday September 23 at a national conference in El Diamante a remote and sweltering site deep in the rebels traditional stronghold in southeastern Colombia

PEACE. Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 23, 2016. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP