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Colombia police arrest 238 suspected drug dealers

A nationwide police raid nabbed 238 suspected narcotics dealers and hitmen, dismantling 15 criminal gangs suspected of enlisting minors and homeless people to sell illegal drugs, authorities in Colombia said Friday. Those captured "are...Show More Summary

Faces of Colombia's war and peace

Before this week's historic peace deal with the FARC rebels, Colombia's civil war killed, bereaved and displaced millions, while thousands of others spent years in the jungle as hostages. Here are portraits of four victims of the 52-year...Show More Summary

Thousands Of Colombians Fled During The World’s Longest Civil War. Here’s What They Think About The Peace Deal.

The armed conflict in Colombia has lasted more than 50 years, killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. But President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, the leader of the insurgent group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), came together in Cartagena to sign a peace treaty on Sept. Show More Summary

Why Colombia’s Government Compromised for Peace

The government in Bogotá was winning the war. So why did it decide to give concessions to the rebels anyway?

Inside FARC’s Postwar Jungle Camp Finishing School

Leftist guerillas have been trekking across Colombia for classes on Marxist economics, cultural history, and how to run for office.

Colombia’s Flawed Peace Plan

On Sunday, Colombians will vote in a referendum on a historic peace deal signed this week between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels who have been at war for more than 50 years. The next paragraph gives a taste of what’s in the 297 pages of the peace agreement. Show More Summary

Why Venezuela keeps Colombia’s president up at night

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confided to the White House that one of his biggest concerns is how a Venezuelan collapse could undermine years of secret meetings and formal … Click to Continue »

Colombia among top picks for Nobel Peace Prize

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia's 52-year war are among the favourites to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of next week's honours.

Colombia's ELN rebels release civilian hostage: Red Cross

Colombia's second-largest rebel force, the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), on Thursday released a civilian captive to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian organization said. "A civilian who was in the hands of the National Liberation Army (ELN) was handed over today to the ICRC," it said in a statement. Show More Summary

The U.S. Played a Crucial Role in Colombia's Historic Peace Deal. Here's How.

After more than half a century of war, with about 220,000 lives lost and millions of people displaced from their homes, Colombia and the rest of the continent are celebrating. Peace is finally within reach. This week, the governmentShow More Summary

Contrary to popular belief, coca not the driving force of deforestation

Most of the world's coca—the plant source of cocaine—grows in the Amazon forests of the Andean countries of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where many think this illicit crop causes deforestation. However, a team led by Stony Brook University Professor of Ecology and Evolution Liliana M. Show More Summary

A 50-Year Civil War That Killed Over 250,000 and Devastated Colombia Has Finally Reached a Peace Agreement

Click here for reuse options! The question is, will the peace agreement last past the upcoming election. On Monday, in Cartagena, Colombia, the government of Colombia and the rebel leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ended one of the longest running civil wars in modern history. Show More Summary

Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war

OSLO (Reuters) - A Colombian peace accord ending a half-century of war is widely tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, returning the award to its roots after a run of wins for organizations including the European Union.

Daily Headlines: September 29, 2016

Argentina: Nearly one in three residents in Argentina live below the poverty line according to the first data on the subject published by the government since October 2013. Colombia: Days after a peace accord was signed with Colombia’s largest guerilla army, the ELN rebels claimed to be ready to officially start peace talks with the government. Show More Summary

Getting To Yes In Colombia

Nearly five years ago, something happened deep in the Colombian jungle that made this week's signing of a peace deal possible. It was a first, risky step, relayed to me by William Ury, co-author of a seminal book on negotiation Getting...Show More Summary

Colombia's ELN rebels say ready to start formal peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels said on Wednesday they were ready to start formal peace talks with the government and resolve issues that have so far stymied the negotiations announced in March.

Don't blame cocaine for South American forest loss, study says

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia - rather than coca production, researchers said on Wednesday.

Colombia’s Night Before the Dawn

The dancer at the head of the second troupe is marching on stilts no less than four feet high, spinning around in an enormous rainbow skirt, the better to show off his frilly lace jacket with matching bonnet and face paint. Every few...Show More Summary

Venezuela’s Maduro praying for better relations with U.S. after meeting Kerry

By Girish Gupta Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he is hopeful for improved relations with the United States, a day after meeting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Maduro met Kerry in Colombia’s coastal city of Cartagena after the signing of a major peace deal between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian government. “I […]

Will Peace with the FARC End Violence in Colombia?

"I return to the United Nations today, on the International Day of Peace, to announce with all the strength of my voice and my heart, that the war in Colombia has ended" Exclaimed President Juan Manuel Santos to the General Assembly in New York this week. Show More Summary

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