Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.
These preliminary reports suggest that FARC members in western Colombia could be abandoning the guerrilla group to pursue illegal activities that fighters would be expected to give up in the event of a peace agreement
Colombia and Venezuela will issue special identity documents to residents living along the border between the countries as a first step to fully reopen the border that’s been closed for a year.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and her Colombian counterpart, Maria Angela Holguin, met on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas to evaluate the situation along their mutual border.
Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say.
The FARC’s 1st Front reiterated its rejection of ongoing peace talks with Colombia’s government this week. But they’re not the only “problem front.” Other guerrilla units are suspected to follow suit.
A comfortable majority of urban Colombians will vote in favor of a peace deal currently being negotiated with their country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, according to a poll.
The leader of Colombia's Farc rebel group says it will stop charging its so-called "revolutionary tax".For decades, the Farc extorted money from local people and businesses in areas it controlled.
The Colombian government and the Farc rebels have signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending more than five decades of conflict.
Wars over control over the cultivation of coca, the plant used to make cocaine, is the biggest threat to benefits of a pending peace deal with the FARC and the government, said the United Nations.