Showing posts with label Colombia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colombia. Show all posts

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Colombia's gov't, ELN rebels to resume peace talks in Cuba

National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas
Colombia's government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas will resume peace talks in Cuba next week, the two sides announced on Saturday.

Friday, March 9, 2018

FARC says not to participate in Colombian presidential election

FARC
Colombia's FARC announced Thursday that it would not contest the upcoming presidential elections in May, given the state of health of its leader and presidential candidate.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America as it is the first ceasefire with the National Liberation Army guerrilla group in the history of its insurgency.

Monday, August 28, 2017

FARC prepares for move to politics after disarmament

FARC prepares for move to politics
Members of the FARC group in Colombia have begun discussing the group's future in its first congress since the conclusion of a historic disarmament process.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

6 Die in clashes between Venezuelan army and attack group

clashes between Venezuelan army and attack group
Six people were killed Saturday in clashes between the Venezuelan army and an armed group in the western state of Tachira that borders on Colombia, during military drills being carried out in this country, Major General Jesus Suarez Chourio reported.

Friday, May 12, 2017

First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

A group of Colombian FARC rebels on Friday became the first to formally complete a historic disarmament process under a peace accord with the government, United Nations monitors said.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Colombia landslide kills 112 and injures at least 120

A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 112 people and injuring at least 120, officials said today.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With ELN Rebels

Colombia will hold postponed peace talks with its second-largest rebel group, the ELN, on February 8 after the group frees a captive politician.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Venezuela: Colombia-NATO link may pose as risk to LatAm peace

Venezuela on Monday warned that a possible accord between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could pose as a risk to peace in Latin America.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Venezuela, Colombia agree to "progressively" reopen border

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos have agreed to "progressively" reopen their shared border, a top official reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Venezuela Shuts Colombia Border to Fight Currency Smuggling

President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the closure of Venezuela's border with Colombia for 72 hours in a crackdown on what he says are "mafias'' smuggling hard-to-find cash that is destabilizing the socialist economy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Colombian Parliament Approves Peace Deal With FARC: 130 votes in favour, 0 votes against

Colombia’s parliament has ratified a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army (FARC), Colombia’s Vice Interior Minister Luis Ernesto Gomez said.

Doomed plane ran out of fuel: pilot

The chartered flight carrying a Brazilian football team ran out of fuel before crashing into a Colombian hillside, a leaked audio recording has revealed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

76 killed, five survivors after plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes

76 people have died after a plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, crashed near the Colombian city of Medellin after reporting "electrical failures," officials said.

Airplane carrying Brazilian pro football players crashes in Colombia

A plane that left Bolivia with 72 passengers plus flight crew has crashed on its path to Medellin international airport. Aviation authorities said there may be survivors.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Colombia signs revised peace deal with FARC rebels

Colombia's government has signed a revised peace agreement with the armed group FARC aiming to end half a century of hostilities, nearly two months after the rejection of the original deal in a referendum*.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Colombian government, FARC to sign peace deal despite opposition objections

Colombian and FARC leaders plan to sign a new peace deal Thursday, despite objections from some in Colombia that the latest version of the deal is still too lenient with the militant rebel group.

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