Colombian govt, FARC scramble to revive peace deal after shock poll result

Colombian govt, FARC scramble to revive peace deal after shock poll result

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new national dialogue Monday to seek peace with FARC rebels as both sides scrambled to revive a peace deal to end the half-century conflict. In a televised address a day after voters rejected the agreement in a referendum, Santos said he had asked the government’s chief negotiator Humberto […]

Ingrid Betancourt hopes ‘Colombians back peace deal’

Ingrid Betancourt hopes ‘Colombians back peace deal’

A peace deal was struck in August between Colombia’s government and the FARC, a Marxist guerrilla group that has waged an insurgency for five decades. But the accord still has various sticking points, notably disarmament. Furthermore, allowing repentant FARC rebels avoid jail could be a bitter pill for Colombians to swallow. Our guest, Ingrid Betancourt, […]

Implementing Colombia peace deal ‘impossible’ without US aid

Implementing Colombia peace deal ‘impossible’ without US aid

The United States has lent a strong but subtle hand in helping the government of Colombia and FARC rebels reach a peace deal, but Washington is likely to have an outsized role as the plan’s bankroller. The government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) concluded a final deal on […]