Tag Archive | Colombia

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

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Migrants stranded as Panama closes its border

Migrants stranded as Panama closes its border

Had Andy tried to cross into Panama a few days earlier, he might be in the United States by now. Instead, Andy, a 46-year-old Cuban computer technician, is holed up in a warehouse with more than 100 other migrants in the small Colombian town of Turbo, unsure how to continue his journey to the United […]

UN to hold SG job hustings for first time ever

UN to hold SG job hustings for first time ever

Candidates for the world’s top diplomatic post, United Nations secretary general, are to compete openly for the job for the first time as the current holder, Ban Ki-moon, prepares to step down at the end of this year. The contenders are to explain their ideals and intentions in front of representatives from the 193 member […]

Colombia and FARC close to end civil war

Colombia and FARC close to end civil war

Representatives of Colombia’s government and leftwing FARC rebels have taken another major step towards reaching a deal to end the world’s longest-running civil war, with an agreement on reparations for victims and the establishment of special tribunals to try former combatants. The agreement, marked on Tuesday with a ceremony in Havana, helps put peace talks back […]

Colombian ELN “to free two kidnapped soldiers”

Colombian ELN “to free two kidnapped soldiers”

The ELN rebel group in Colombia has announced that it is planning to free two soldiers it kidnapped last week “in the coming days”. Writing on Twitter, the left-wing guerrilla group said that the soldiers were in good health. They were seized on 26 October during a rebel ambush in which 11 soldiers and one […]

Colombia and FARC reach deal on missing people

Colombia and FARC reach deal on missing people

The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels say they will work together to locate thousands of people who disappeared during more than 50 years of conflict, as the two sides take the final steps toward a peace deal. Colombia’s chief government negotiator Humberto de la Calle said on Sunday that the agreement aims to ease […]

Colombia suspends air strikes against FARC camps

Colombia suspends air strikes against FARC camps

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered government forces to suspend air strikes against camps belonging to FARC rebels. The move comes days after the FARC began a month-long unilateral ceasefire in a bid to accelerate peace talks. President Santos said his order only applied to camps outside urban areas which did not pose a threat to […]