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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has told the security forces to go after a criminal gang known as the Gulf Clan after the group was blamed for a ... The bomb went off on Wednesday as the officers were escorting officials handing back land to rural dwellers displaced by Colombia's armed conflict.
While the Colombian government and its largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a groundbreaking peace agreement in 2016, ... The peace talks followed an agenda comprised of six points, which addressed both the root causes and the effects of the conflict.

Former FARC combatants, meanwhile, accused U.S. and Colombian officials of orchestrating a setup likely to sow further skepticism among ex-rebels ... He went to Norway in 2012 to begin negotiations with Colombia's government and then participated in talks that continued the next four years in Cuba, ...
Under a peace deal seeking to end Colombia's half-century conflict, FARC members who lay down their weapons and confess their war crimes are to be ... to bet on peace, traveling to Norway's capital in 2012 to kick of negotiations with Colombia's government and then participating in talks that continued ...
He went to Norway in 2012 to begin negotiations with Colombia's government and then participated in talks that continued the next four years in Cuba, ... with Santos in which U.S. claims that Colombia's longstanding support for the drug war flagged during peace talks is expected to feature prominently.
Colombian authorities arrested a former top rebel peace negotiator on a U.S. drug warrant Monday, delivering a major blow to the country's already ... one of the first rebels to bet on peace, traveling to Norway's capital in 2012 to kick of negotiations with Colombia's government and then participating in talks ...

The peace teams from the Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla are locked in negotiations to reach an agreement on an indefinite bilateral ceasefire. The start of the fifth round of talks taking place in Quito since March 12 had been abruptly suspended on January 29 after a ...
Afghan women have long feared that negotiators for a peace agreement with the Taliban would trade away women's rights for the chance to end more than sixteen years of war. This apprehension may soon be tested. In the wake of Kabul's recent overture to the Taliban, proposing negotiations without ...
It follows the signing of a revised peace deal in late 2016 to end Colombia's 50-year war. Colombia's Peace Commission is sponsoring talks between business leaders interested in backing the tilapia project and former combatants. "It's a win-win because they get better prices cutting out intermediaries and ...
In a new statement issued from the Cashapamba hacienda, where the public phase of the dialogues of the fifth cycle of negotiations is taking place, the delegations confirmed that they will analyze, from April 2, the results of the ceasefire implemented from October 1 to January 9, considered one of the main ...
The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume peace talks on 15 March in the Ecuadorian capital Quito, both parties said. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's government suspended negotiations in January following an escalation in violence on police stations that ...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that talks with the ELN would resume after the guerrilla group stuck to its promise of no violence ... Santos, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for successful negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ...
PEACE TALKS. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2018 is seen a symbolic round table placed at Bolivar square in Bogota, during a demonstration asking for the reactivation of the peace talks, between the Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla, which were suspended after a string of deadly ...
Peace building has become a pivotal project in Colombia in recent years, with agrarian issues central. Given years of war, the 2016 ceasefire with FARC (the Colombian Armed Revolutionary Forces) and the partial truce from October 2017 to January 2018 with ELN (National Liberation Army), together with ...
Peace talks between Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas are slowly restarting, but neither party has agreed to end hostilities until a new ... The ceasefire that was in place between October and January was the first in the history of the ELN, which has been fighting the Colombian state since 1964.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said peace talks with the rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume after a six-week halt. Mr Santos said his decision was inspired by the success of talks with the biggest rebel group, Farc. The Farc signed a peace accord in 2016 and took part on ...
Bogota (AFP) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday ordered government negotiators to resume talks with the South American ... Santos suspended long-running peace talks with the ELN in the Ecuadoran capital in late January following a series of attacks on police stations that left six ...

“What does North Korea mean by the suggestion that it will consider denuclearization as a condition for these talks?” she added. “It seems highly unlikely that (Kim) would surrender the nuclear weapons program that has brought him to this point. Trump's acceptance of Kim's invitation very well may be the right thing to do at ...
26, 2018 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos addresses the media after talks with Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria ... Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he's resuming peace talks with the nation's last remaining rebel group.
Current Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, barred from running for reelection, can point to a successful yet controversial deal with FARC rebels, which ended more than five decades of heavy conflict. He also elevated Colombia's presence on to the international stage, while opening certain sectors ...
Peace negotiations between Colombia and the ELN started on Feb. 27, 2017, in Quito, Ecuador, but they were called off by President Santos on Jan. 10 after the Colombian government accused ELN fighters carrying out attacks on oil infrastructure and Colombian security forces. Since then, the ELN's Chief ...
The Colombian government and the ELN began peace negotiations in Ecuador in February last year, in an effort to put an end to the domestic conflict that has raged for more than 50 years, killed at least 220,000, and displaced millions. Although both parties agreed to a three-month bilateral ceasefire that ...
For Colombia, this means an uncertain and problematic presidential election later this year and, worse, a possible end to an already wobbly peace. ... One central element of the framework established during negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC - held in Havana from 2012 to ...
JUST one road connects Tumaco, the second-busiest port on Colombia's Pacific coast, to the rest of the country. Beyond its verges are ... In January Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, suspended peace talks with the ELN after a series of bombings that killed seven policemen. Armed groups also ...
A historic peace accord ended the 50-year armed conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016. Following ... The government has also continued to pursue peace negotiations with a smaller insurgency, the National Liberation Army (ELN).
5, 1998, and he was setting off with a friend on the nine-hour drive from his hometown of Medellin to the Colombian capital, Bogota. ... "You have to find a way to forgive," says Gaviria, who was one of the representatives of the victims in Colombia's official peace negotiations hosted in Havana, Cuba. "I know ...
So I hosted negotiations, 14 days. ... Rwanda is a case where women have, in fact, come in and waged peace, and they have so much to teach us, not just people in conflict, but the United ... Like, in Colombia, it was the women involved in the peace talks who insisted that victims would be at the table.
Spray it. SortedColombia's two anti-coca strategies are at war with each other ... In January Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, suspended peace talks with the ELN after a series of bombings that killed seven policemen. ... Nowhere is Colombia's many-sided drug war more intense than in Tumaco.
Rafael Pardo, the government's post-conflict “high commissioner”, thinks peace is “unsustainable” unless the government solves the coca problem. That is not because the FARC will return to war, but because coca crops “will always feed a market that is accompanied by violence”, he says. Small-scale ...
The 54-year-old rebel group began formalized talks with Colombia's government in February last year but have continued their territorial expansion. The guerrillas seem to have taken advantage of the security forces' failure to assume control over areas abandoned by the FARC, the largest of the two ...
Colombia's military has blamed the ELN (National Liberation Army) for a double bomb attack on Saturday (February 10), as the rebel group holds a three-day national blockade to protest the government's suspension of peace negotiations. The first bomb went off at the Amarillo bridge, over the Simana ...
Colombia's leftist guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), launched an armed offensive on Saturday after peace talks with the Colombian ... In late January, the government suspended negotiations with the ELN for an indefinite period after the rebels carried out a series of bombings on police ...
After the Colombian government suspended the talks, the ELN has reiterated calls to re-establish negotiations and agree on a new ceasefire, but Colombian officials, such as Peace Commissioner Rodrigo Rivera, have dismissed them as "rosy declarations" incompatible with "terrorist facts on the ground.".
Although peace negotiations will continue, it is important to understand that both negotiating positions are compromised. The Colombian government can no longer base reform on a bullish oil market, and the ELN is unlikely to bring its dissident fronts into the fold. The oil and gas industry, in the meantime, ...
There may be no more rounds of talks between ELN and the Colombian government as general elections loom on the horizon. With public opinion still grappling with FARC's former senior commander “Timochenko” launching his presidential campaign to jeers of “assassin,” ELN's post conflict participation ...
Pablo Beltran, the ELN's chief peace negotiator, called for the resumption of peace talks last week, saying the group is open "to a new and better bilateral ceasefire.” Beltran's statement was made a day after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declared the suspension of peace talks after three bomb ...
At least five Colombian police officers were killed and 42 others injured Saturday morning after a bomb was hurled at the station house, police said. The National Liberation Army, or ELN by its Spanish initials, on Sunday claimed responsibility for the bombing. The leftist militant group made its claim in a ...
The next round of the year-old talks between the government and National Liberation Army had been expected to begin in the coming days in Ecuador. Five officers were killed and dozens more were injured Saturday when a homemade bomb exploded outside a police station in Barranquilla during a shift ...
Related News. Colombia's Ecopetrol hit by new wave of ELN attacks · Colombia one year on from peace accord: What has changed? The Colombian government has suspended peace talks with ELN rebels after seven police officers were killed in weekend terrorist attacks, President .
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended ongoing peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) on Monday, after the leftist rebel group ... awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his "resolute efforts" to end the 52-year bloody civil war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Since the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in November 2016, thousands of guerrilla troops have demobilised from ... remote villages and places that were attacked and even destroyed during the violent conflict, and spend three days in a national park walking more ...
In November 2016, as the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) met in Bogota's Colon Theatre to sign an agreement – for the second time – to bring the country's long-running armed conflict to an end, it was clear that peace-building in Colombia faced a myriad ...
Last weekend, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres traveled to Colombia to try to invigorate the 2016 peace agreement ending a relentless guerrilla insurgency that had become a painful relic of the Cold War. The longest-running armed conflict in the Western hemisphere pitted the state ...
Two years ago, as peace negotiations began to show promise of ending Colombia's 50-year civil war, international organizations leapt in to fortify the ... Bolstered by the international funding, its reporters travel deep into former and current conflict zones to recount stories obscured during decades of ...
Peace talks were suspended by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after his government claimed that members of the ELN had carried out several attacks against Colombian security forces and infrastructures shortly after the ceasefire agreement between the rebel movement and the government ...
As attacks restart just hours after the ceasefire between the Government of Colombia and the ELN armed group expires overnight, it's vital both sides show return to the negotiation table, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council. "The latest attacks demonstrate that peace negotiations must be accelerated to ...
Peace talks were suspended by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after his government claimed that members of the ELN had carried out several attacks against Colombian security forces and infrastructures shortly after the ceasefire agreement between the rebel movement and the ...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said new rebel attacks Wednesday have prompted him to recall his chief negotiator to peace talks with the country's last ... ELN rebel negotiators said the new attacks "occur in the middle of a complex conflict" and shouldn't alter the course of negotiations.
The United Nations announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Colombia this weekend to meet with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, as well as leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the Catholic church. They are scheduled to discuss the current ...
The Colombia peace deal can provide a skeleton for developing such an approach. The Colombia peace process was signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), which ended the approximately five-decade-old civil war.


 

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