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Thousands march in Bogota after deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:27 AM

The protest march ends with a religious service in memory of the victims, all between the ages of 17 and 22, killed Thursday in the deadliest attack with explosives in the city since 2003

A demonstrator with a megaphone shouts slogans during a march against terrorism, in repudiation of the police academy recent car bombing that left 20 people dead, and in support of the victims and their relatives, on January 20, 2019. The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for Thursday's bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and dealt a body blow to the peace process. President Ivan Duque reinstated arrest warrants for 10 ELN peace negotiators who are part of the guerrilla group's delegation to the Cuba talks. Juan BARRETO / AFP

FARC ex-rebel leader sounds 'SOS' on Colombia peace deal

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Rodrigo Londono accuses the government of failing to honor the peace accord that won President Juan Manuel Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

SOS. Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, known as 'Timochenko,' the presidential candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, speaks during a press conference in Bogota, on February 28, 2018. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Last Colombia rebels eye ceasefire before Pope visit

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Pablo Beltran chief negotiator for the National Liberation Army says the group could be ready to commit to stop kidnappings – one of the government s conditions for a ceasefire

Colombia postpones ELN talks over hostage dispute

Oct 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he remains committed to making peace but would not budge from his demand for the ELN to first free former congressman Odin Sanchez safe and sound


Colombia to plant 8 million trees for conflict victims

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:47 AM

We will plant more than 8 million trees in memory of the victims so that we will never again reproduce the atrocities of armed conflict that this war has brought to us says President Juan Manuel Santos

TREE-PLANTING. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presents the programme 'Forest of Peace' in Mitu, Colombia, August 19, 2016. Photo by Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

Colombia FARC rebels in rare plea for hostages

May 27, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Colombia s FARC guerrillas urges another rebel force to release a missing journalist a rare gesture of support for the government over the sensitive issue of kidnappings as a peace deal nears

PROTEST. People demonstrate in Bogota, on May 25, 2016 asking for the release of Spanish-Colombian journalist Salud Hernandez-Mora who is believe to have been taken hostage in the Catatumbo area, where guerrilla groups and criminal gangs are active. Photo Guillermo Legaria / AFP

Weather delays Colombian peace delegation

Oct 15, 2012 - 2:22 PM

The Colombian government delegation set to launch a formal peace process with leftist rebels in Norway delayed its departure Sunday October 14 due to poor weather