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Colombia military, FARC patrol clash despite ceasefire

News : Reuters: World News

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian military and Marxist FARC guerrillas clashed over the weekend, in an incident just weeks after the government and rebel leadership agreed to a bilateral ceasefire as the two sides near a peace accord.

UN envoy urges Colombia to quickly clinch new peace deal

Local Interest / France : France 24

Colombia's government and FARC rebels must reach a new political deal quickly to prevent the peace process from unraveling, the UN envoy warned Wednesday. The historic peace accord that ended the decades-old conflict suffered a setb...

Colombian Indigenous Groups Say They’ll Implement Peace Accord, Despite ‘No’ Vote

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Huffington Post Voices News

With a red and green bandana fastened around his neck, Colombia’s high commissioner for peace, Sergio Jaramillo, approached the edge of a stage adorned with fresh flowers as if walking to the edge of a precipice. Below him, 8,000 pe...

Colombia opposition, headed by Uribe, to vote 'no' in peace plebiscite

News : Reuters: World News

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's principal opposition party, led by former President Alvaro Uribe, announced on Wednesday it would back a 'no' vote in a plebiscite on a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels that would put an end to five ...

UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

Local Interest / France : France 24

The UN Security Council agreed on Tuesday that a new UN mission for Colombia could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week extended a cease...


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