Colombia’s government, rebels sign modified peace agreement

Colombia’s government, rebels sign modified peace agreement

Colombia tried a second time to achieve peace, with its government and largest rebel group signing a revised deal to end its brutal conflict following the surprise rejection of an earlier peace accord by voters in a referendum. Government negotiator Humberto de la Calle and rebel negotiator Ivan Marquez announced the new, modified deal Saturday […]

Colombia’s Santos meets rival Uribe in race to save FARC peace deal

Colombia’s Santos meets rival Uribe in race to save FARC peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday peace with the FARC rebels is “close,” but his top opponent demanded an overhaul of a “weak” deal rejected by voters in a referendum. Seeking to salvage the peace process on which he has staked his legacy, Santos held a meeting with his predecessor and former boss, Alvaro […]

Video: Last days of Colombia’s FARC guerilla movement

Video: Last days of Colombia’s FARC guerilla movement

Colombia’s president and the leader of the FARC rebel movement are set to sign a peace deal Monday, ending 52 years of conflict. FRANCE 24 visited one of the group’s rebel camps in the jungle to meet a French fighter preparing to lay down her arms. President Santos and the Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will […]

Colombia’s FARC rebels order definitive ceasefire

Colombia’s FARC rebels order definitive ceasefire

Colombia’s FARC rebel force ordered a definitive ceasefire late Sunday as part of an accord to end 52 years of conflict with the government. “I order all our commanders and units and each one of our combatants to definitively cease fire and hostilities against the Colombian state from midnight tonight” (0500 GMT), top FARC leader […]