How the FARC-EP Got Gustavo Petro Elected in Colombia (OPINION)

The outcome of Colombia’s 2022 presidential election came from a very unorthodox place, with each of the final two contenders distancing himself from warmongers on all sides of the political spectrum.

  • Jul 13, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

US to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: This Weekend’s Electoral Farce in Nicaragua

After having arrested all viable opposition candidates in the last six months, Daniel Ortega will win his fourth consecutive term on Sunday. After the international community failed to implement any measures to ensure a fair election, the opposition launched a campaign urging Nicaraguans not to vote.

  • Nov 2, 2021
  • 11:12 AM

Outdated U.S. Policies Complicate Reincorporation of Former FARC Members in Colombia

“Get rid of this stigmatization that has us as terrorists.”

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • 3:23 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

Cese al fuego: A Letter and the FARC’s Political Legacy

Until peacekeeping actors and Washington security “experts” can come to this realization and put adequate pressure on the Colombian government for developing meaningful, state-centered reform to mitigate poverty and inequality, peace will not be attained.

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 11:51 AM

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

Amid Call to Rearm, Ex-FARC Combatants Hesitate to Give up on Peace

When journalists called to ask him what this decision meant for him and thousands of other ex-combatants, Gonzalo Beltrán said he would remain on the side of peace. “We continue in the struggle, we continue to work,” he said he told reporters.

  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 3:02 PM

Colombia Gathers Alleged Proof That Venezuela Is Sheltering FARC Members

President Iván Duque will present the information his government has collected to the UN General Assembly this month.

  • Sep 10, 2019
  • 2:09 PM

Colombia FARC Negotiators Say They Are Taking Up Arms Again

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced Thursday that he and a cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Iván Duque of failing to uphold the accord that sought to end a half century of bloody fighting.

  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1:07 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

Colombian Tribunal Halts Extradition of FARC Rebel

The decision prompted the resignation of Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez, who protested the tribunal’s decision as an affront to the rule of law.

  • May 16, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

Two More People Kidnapped by FARC Dissidents on the Ecuador-Colombia Border

The kidnap apparently took place last week, either on Wednesday or Thursday, allegedly before the three journalists that the group had in its power were killed.

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 11:39 AM

Former FARC Leader Is Arrested at Request of US Authorities

The arrest was for allegedly conspiring to traffic cocaine and was ordered after a New York grand jury handed down an indictment on Jesús Santrich and three other co-conspirators.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 11:50 AM

Celebrating Colombia’s Independence Without the FARC

The end of this 53-year-old war conflict was unthinkable five years ago. But it is real now.

  • Jul 22, 2017
  • 11:22 AM

‘Last Days of Blood in Colombia’: Inside FARC (VIDEO)

The Guardian has been granted rare access to the FARC, whose ranks have shrunk to small number of hardliners skeptical of the most recent attempts at peace.

  • Nov 30, 2015
  • 1:38 PM

Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained: A Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule

The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, to explain what the Biden administration’s new asylum rule change entails, what its impact will be and why it is so controversial.

  • Feb 27, 2023
  • 3:44 PM

Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’

A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.

  • Jan 27, 2023
  • 6:18 PM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

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