The Slow Death of Colombia’s Fragile Peace

In the first week of the year, nearly 30 people were murdered in the eastern Colombian border town of Arauca in less than 24 hours. Colombia is experiencing a new spiral of violence, and experts say that responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of President Iván Duque, a firm ally of the United States.

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

Despite Violence in Colombia, FARC-EP Continues to Demand Peace

Over 200 demobilized guerrillas have been killed since the 2016 Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) as a multitude of other illegal armed groups spread and grow. In October, the new FARC political party led a pilgrimage for life and peace across the country to demand that the Peace Accords be implemented and the violence stop.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

Colombia’s ELN Releases Six Hostages, Urging Peace Talks to Resume

President Iván Duque has said that he will not resume peace talks until all hostages are released and kidnappings end.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 1:07 PM

Report: Colombia’s President Iván Duque Spends Peace Fund on PR Campaign

President Iván Duque signed a $844,000 public relations contract using money from the president’s Peace Fund, according to a report by Semana News.

  • May 5, 2020
  • 12:23 PM

180th Ex-FARC Guerrilla Member Is Killed in Colombia, Increasing Pressure on Peace Process

On Tuesday, the rural community of Santa Lucía in northern Colombia held a ceremony to grieve the death of another ex-combatant.

  • Dec 20, 2019
  • 10:37 AM

In Colombia, Protesters Demand Better Protection of Indigenous People and Government Commitment to Peace Treaty

Thousands of Colombians occupied the streets of different cities in the third strike against President Iván Duque.

  • Dec 5, 2019
  • 12:48 PM

Shootings, Death Threats Mar Colombia’s Post-Peace Elections

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Threatened with death, Wilson Florez chose a bulletproof vest.

  • Oct 25, 2019
  • 3:22 PM

Colombia Ex-Rebels Testify on Kidnappings at Peace Tribunal

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former combatants for Colombia’s once-largest rebel army asked for forgiveness Monday as they acknowledged kidnappings during the nation’s long civil conflict at a special tribunal created by the peace process.

  • Sep 23, 2019
  • 3:09 PM

Colombia’s Peace Process Under Stress: 6 Essential Reads

How did Colombia’s fragile peace unravel?

  • Aug 30, 2019
  • 3:27 PM

Violence Climbs in Colombia as President Chips Away at Landmark Peace Deal With FARC Guerrillas

Under Iván Duque’s leadership, the government’s progress on fulfilling its commitments to peace has slowed to nearly a standstill.

  • Jun 4, 2019
  • 1:47 PM

Colombia: US Meddling, Travel Visas and the Peace Accord

The latest act in the drama that pits U.S. interests against its traditional allies is playing out in Colombia.

  • May 20, 2019
  • 10:11 AM

In Colombia, Civil Society Fights for Peace

Across cities and rural areas, Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and peasant communities are leading the resistance against the state’s dismantling of Colombia’s 2016 Peace Accords under President Iván Duque.

  • May 3, 2019
  • 1:57 PM

Colombia’s Peace Court Weighs Truth, Justice and Mistrust

One by one, many of the victims of Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict are providing brutal testimony to a new Special Peace Jurisdiction that is one of the most controversial aspects of the 2016 peace accord between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 11:23 AM

Colombian Former Rebel Rejects Congress Seat to Protest Unfulfilled Peace Process

In a letter made public yesterday, Iván Márquez said Colombian and U.S. authorities of had staged a “judicial set-up” against imprisoned FARC leader Jesús Santrich.

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 12:13 PM

Colombia Elects a Conservative Who Promises to ‘Correct’ Its Peace Accord

The 41-year-old Iván Duque, who has never before held elected office, begins his four-year term in August.

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 9:04 AM

Colombia’s Presidential Runoff Will Be Yet Another Referendum on Peace

In late 2016, the Colombian government signed a controversial accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a guerrilla group.

  • May 30, 2018
  • 3:11 PM

The Colombian Peace Process Threw the Wrongfully Convicted Into a Legal Void

The legal system has deceptively inflated its accomplishments in the war against the guerrilla groups by arresting, prosecuting and sometimes convicting innocents as guerrilla warriors.

  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1:19 PM

Peace Makes Strides in Colombia, but the Battle Is Far From Won

Colombia’s violence was never just about the FARC, and peace won’t be, either.

  • Oct 19, 2017
  • 12:09 PM

Inching Toward Peace in Colombia

The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas have signed an agreement on victims’ reparations. Now what?

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 8:52 AM

Bullfighting Ban Faces Critical Legislative Vote in Colombia

After Colombia’s Senate approved a nationwide ban in December, the House of Representatives, which narrowly voted down an earlier ban in November, could take up the latest legislation in the coming weeks when it returns from its three-month recess.

  • Mar 22, 2023
  • 10:48 AM

Colombia Asks for Legal Status for Its People Already in US

Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting two million Venezuelans who fled their homes.

  • Nov 30, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

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