The lack of a cease-fire means violence between Colombian forces and the FARC won’t immediately end. But hopes for peace in the decades-long conflict are high.
Government officials and the country’s largest leftist guerrilla group have agreed to start a process to end a half century of fighting.
Celebrations of the new Free Trade Agreement were dampened when a bomb exploded on a busy commercial street in downtown Bogota Tuesday afternoon.
A traditional Colombian dance presented at the Festival of Nations at the Saint Paul River Centre last weekend.
More details have emerged, including the apparent involvement in inappropriate behavior of several US military members, five of whom have been confined to quarters in Colombia.
After spending as long as 14 years held by leftist rebels in the jungles of Colombia, four soldiers and six policemen are reuniting with their families.
Colombia’s decades-long civil conflict has reached a paradoxical climax.
Sometimes diplomacy resembles a middle school party.
According to labor-rights activists as well as a recent US State department report, many co-ops function as glorified temp agencies providing companies with cheap and docile non-union workers.
The group’s declaration is a clear sign that the guerrillas are angling to restart peace talks with the government.
Colombia remains the most dangerous country on Earth for labor activists, according to Human Rights Watch.