Colombia’s president extends ceasefire with FARC through yearend
Oct14

Colombia’s president extends ceasefire with FARC through yearend

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday extended his ceasefire with Marxist FARC rebels through the end of the year as he seeks to revive a peace accord to end five decades of war after voters rejected the hard-fought deal in a referendum. The original ceasefire, which was put in place in August, was nullified when the peace accord was rejected in plebiscite earlier this month. He had already extended it to Oct. 31....

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Colombia to launch peace talks with ELN rebels

The Colombian government and the country’s second-largest rebel group, the ELN, announced Monday they would launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador’s capital, with President Juan Manuel Santos predicting “total peace”. Both sides have committed to doing everything in their power to “create an environment favorable to peace” once the talks begin, according to a joint statement delivered at the...

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Maduro, Kerry meet in Colombia after peace deal signing
Sep27

Maduro, Kerry meet in Colombia after peace deal signing

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with top US diplomat John Kerry on the sidelines of a landmark peace deal signing between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. “President @NicolasMaduro held respectful, top level meeting with @JohnKerry,” Venezuela’s foreign minister tweeted. Venezuela is in a highly tense political crisis, with the South American oil-exporting nation slammed by...

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UNASUR Head Refuses Reelection, Plans to Go Back to Colombia
Aug27

UNASUR Head Refuses Reelection, Plans to Go Back to Colombia

The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations, Ernesto Samper, has turned down the renewal of his mandate. The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (USAN, or UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, has turned down the renewal of his mandate, choosing to go back to Colombia in order to take part in the peace process in his home country. “After fighting tirelessly during this time for the dream of South...

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