Colombia peace process - updates

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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

Pope prays for peace in Colombia, Venezuela

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Pope Francis lands in Colombia to plead for lasting peace in a country moving towards the end of a half century war and prays for stability in its crisis stricken neighbor Venezuela

POPE IN BOGOTA. Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile upon arrival in Bogota, Colombia, on September 6, 2017. John Vizcaino/AFP

Colombia government, rebels hail pope-backed ceasefire

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and National Liberation Army ELN negotiators announce a ceasefire two days before a visit to Colombia by Pope Francis

STEP TOWARDS PEACE. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinoza (C) raises the hands of chief negotiators Juan Camilo Restrepo (L-for the Colombian government) and Pablo Beltran (for the ELN guerrilla) in Quito on September 4, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament – UN

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The UN statement says the FARC had handed over all of its more than 7 000 weapons excluding those that under the roadmap will be used for security in the 26 camps until August 1

PEACE ZONE. General view of the Transitional Standardization Zone Mariana Paez, Buena vista, Mesetas municipality, Colombia on June 26, 2017, before the final ceremony of abandonment of arms and the FARC's end as an armed group. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:07 AM

Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace reminders of the old conflict erupt raising concerns for the contested peace drive

TARGET. Colombian firefighters stand outside a shopping center following an explosion inside the building which -according to authorities- left one dead and eleven injured, in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The FARC will start to inventory its weapons and destroy munitions its leaders and the government announce

In this file handout picture released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) showing guerrillas arriving to hand on their weapons in Las Carmelitas, Putumayo department, Colombia on January 30, 2017. Prensa Bloque Sur FARC / Handout / AFP

New threat to Colombia peace talks as ELN claims bombing

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:45 AM

The leftist rebels claim of responsibility pollutes the air at the peace talks as President Juan Manuel Santos seeks a deal with Colombia s last active rebel group

IN PERIL? In this photo, Colombia's ELN guerrilla member Pablo Beltran (L) speaks next to Ecuadorean government representative Juan Meriguet (C) and Colombia'a government representative Juan Camilo Restrepo, during a press conference in Quito on February 16, 2017. Juan Ruiz/AFP

Colombia opens talks with ELN rebels

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The negotiations with the National Liberation Army (ELN) – the country's last active rebel group – mark a new milestone in the Colombian peace process

General view during the beginning of the peace talks between the government of Colombia and the ELN guerrilla in Sangolqui, Ecuador on February 7, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Colombia FARC rebels start demobilization process

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:21 AM

Meanwhile the country s last active rebel group the smaller National Liberation Army ELN is taking the final steps towards its own peace talks with the government

DISARMAMENT. Handout picture released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) showing guerrillas arriving to hand on their weapons in Las Carmelitas, Putumayo department, Colombia on January 30, 2017. Prensa Bloque Sur FARC / Handout / AFP

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:28 AM

Colombia s leftist FARC rebel force signs a historic peace accord with the government and apologizes to the countless victims of the country s half century civil war

PEACE AT LAST. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L at center) and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 26, 2016. Luis Acosta/AFP

Colombian gov't, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The Colombian government and FARC rebels are set to sign a historic peace deal to end a 5 decade war

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 demands FARC rebels set disarmament date

Mar 29, 2016 - 9:13 AM

President Juan Manuel Santos: The government demands a set precise and clear date to finish the disarmament process

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

Obama presents $450M plan to fund Colombia peace

Feb 05, 2016 - 8:08 AM

UPDATED A March 23 deadline has been set for the peace talks to conclude designed to bring to an end a conflict which has killed more than 220 000 people and displaced 6 million

PEACE COLOMBIA. US President Barack Obama (R) listens as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) delivers remarks at a reception for for Plan Colombia in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, February 4, 2016. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA