Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?
2016 was supposed to be the year of light for the Americas. What happened to all those rosy forecasts?
The only sustainable peace in Colombia and true democracy in Cuba requires peace in Venezuela.
Regional and hemispheric migration flows have prevailed in Colombia since the 1960s.
2016 served up two extraordinary referenda, fought under similar conditions, and with similar results, but which led to remarkably different outcomes.
The amnesty came as part of the peace process between the Colombian government and FRAC which was passed by congress in November.
Some analysts fear the financial, political and security challenges may be too much for the Colombian government to handle.
Colombia’s peace deal was signed three months ago, and it remains a fragile newborn whose survival is no sure thing.
The outcome of the referendum on the peace agreement in Colombia was as surprising as Brexit. Why do people around the world vote against choices that obviously make sense?
On February 7, two months after signing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, the Colombian government begins formal negotiations with the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, or ELN.
Colombia’s renegotiated peace deal shows that the “war on drugs” will be hard to dismantle.
Colombia has outlined plans to mitigate surging coca cultivations — one of the biggest threats to lasting peace in the country — as the FARC guerrillas’ demobilization process moves slowly forward.
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Former president Álvaro Uribe, had called for a signature-collecting campaign of “civil resistance” to the government of President Juan Manuel Santos
Venezuela's decision to close its border with Colombia in 2015 has been hugely profitable for criminal groups, who now have unprecedented control over contraband movements in the region.
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is a world leader in trying to reform global drug policy. But when he spoke at the recent United Nations drug summit and tallied his supporters, the US delegation was nowhere to be seen.
New estimates that the FARC guerrilla organization is worth billions of dollars draw attention to a highly contested issue that is critical to the peace talks between Colombia and its largest rebel group.
With a handshake and dressed in white, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief “Timochenko” promised Colombia an end to the 51-year-long armed conflict before March 23. Now both have said this will not happen.
Latin America's longest-running civil war has left some quarter of a million people dead and millions more displaced.
Current international juncture could benefit the last efforts against the drug war in Colombia, the stage is set but a smart approach will be vital.
The deal, incorporating several suggestions from Mr. Santos’s critics, was reached after marathon negotiating sessions in Havana.
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