FARC http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19822/all en To win the war, Colombia needs female fighters to lay down their arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/110525/farc-female-guerrillas <p> MIRANDA, Colombia &mdash; The former FARC rebel speaks into the microphone in the small radio station, hoping there are FARC members listening to her message.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/110525/farc-female-guerrillas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Colombia Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:03:32 +0000 Nadja Drost 5647350 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombian colonel gets 21 years for faking civilian murders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110714/colombia-colonel-killed-civilians-farmers-uniforms <p> Giraldo is the most senior officer to be convicted in Colombia&#39;s &quot;false positives&quot; scandal, in which soldiers were rewarded according to the number of guerillas they killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110714/colombia-colonel-killed-civilians-farmers-uniforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> colombia FARC Americas Conflict Zones Military War Colombia Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5670500 at http://www.globalpost.com Chavez swears in controversial defense minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chavez-swears-controversial-defence-minister A military General accused by the United States of aiding drug trafficking and pushing for co-operation between the Venezuelan government and Colombian left-wing rebels the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was yesterday sworn in by President Hugo Chavez as the country’s defense minister.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chavez-swears-controversial-defence-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> chavez defense minister FARC general henry rangel silva venezuela defense minister venezuela elections Venezuela Que pasa Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:50:11 +0000 Girish Gupta 5687904 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia issues arrest warrant for former peace commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120209/colombia-issues-arrest-warrant-former-peace-commissio <p> Authorites claim Restrepo has already fled Colombia</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120209/colombia-issues-arrest-warrant-former-peace-commissio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> colombia FARC Luis Carlos Restrepo Uribe Colombia Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:50:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691157 at http://www.globalpost.com Good news: Colombia and FARC rebels seek peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120326/farc-rebels-army-seek-peace-escalate-violence So why are they killing each other with such gusto?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120326/farc-rebels-army-seek-peace-escalate-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Colombia Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:37:00 +0000 Toby Muse 5697820 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia: Meet the man accused of planning his own kidnapping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120709/farc-guerrilla-kidnap-hostage-sigifredo-lopez <p>CALI, Colombia &mdash; During seven years as a guerrilla hostage Colombian politician Sigifredo Lopez endured forced marches, wretched food, abusive guards who chained him to trees, and the constant threat of execution. Yet even though Lopez was freed in 2009, his nightmare continues. For starters, he&rsquo;s no longer free.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120709/farc-guerrilla-kidnap-hostage-sigifredo-lopez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Colombia Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:00:11 +0000 John Otis 5711124 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's government and FARC agree to hold peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120827/santos-farc-peace-talks-telesur-cuba <p>UPDATE: BOGOTA &mdash; Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed mounting speculation that peace talks between his government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are under way. For the first time in a decade, the Colombian government looks ready to sit down for talks with the country&rsquo;s largest Marxist guerrilla group in an effort to end nearly half a century of fighting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/120827/santos-farc-peace-talks-telesur-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Colombia Cuba Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:44:00 +0000 John Otis 5717355 at http://www.globalpost.com Did US squander an opportunity to lead coming Colombian peace talks? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/did-us-squander-opportunity-lead-coming-colombian-peace-talks SAN DIEGO — The politics of peace in Colombia: Has the United States missed an opportunity? Monday’s announcement of Colombian peace talks brokered by Cuba, Norway and Venezuela caught more than a few by surprise. After years of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos halting all discussions of peace, colorfully claiming to be keeping the keys to peace in his pocket, it was hard to surmise why they were pulled out just now?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/did-us-squander-opportunity-lead-coming-colombian-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Diplomacy Colombia Commentary Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:07:49 +0000 Milburn Line 5717807 at http://www.globalpost.com The Colombia conundrum: Why the United States should support the peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/colombia-conundrum-united-states-should-support-farc-peace-talks SAN DIEGO — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave an inspiring speech at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and member states have lauded his visionary commitment to ending Colombia’s half-century civil war. But sitting down to negotiate, as he proposes, with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency, a group with deep ties to narco-trafficking, kidnapping and on the US terrorist watch list, is not without a high degree of political risk.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/colombia-conundrum-united-states-should-support-farc-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Politics Colombia Commentary Political Risk United States Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:50:00 +0000 Milburn Line 5720978 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Colombia end its decades-old guerrilla war? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/121114/guerrilla-war-Farc-peace-talks-cuba-quibdo-choco-violence <p>QUIBDO, Colombia &mdash; When the Colombian government and Marxist rebels begin face-to-face peace talks Monday in Cuba, the people of the South American country&rsquo;s northern Choco department will follow the negotiations closely. The guerrilla war that began in 1964 affects them nearly every day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/121114/guerrilla-war-Farc-peace-talks-cuba-quibdo-choco-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Colombia Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 John Otis 5726032 at http://www.globalpost.com FARC rebels declare unilateral ceasefire as peace talks open in Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/121119/farc-unilateral-cease-fire-peace-talks-cuba FARC rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire for the next two months, as they prepare to begin peace talks with the Colombian government in Cuba.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/121119/farc-unilateral-cease-fire-peace-talks-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Colombia Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:50:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5726472 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba: Colombia’s peacemaker? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/121119/colombia-farc-ceasefire-peace-talks-havana-role-negotiations <p>HAVANA, Cuba &mdash; As the hosts of a new round of peace talks between Colombian officials and leftist FARC rebels, the Cuban government will be supplying more than coffee and refreshments. Havana has a major stake in helping end Latin America&rsquo;s longest-running civil conflict. While Cuban authorities have kept relatively quiet about their role in bringing the two sides together, a peace deal would be a major diplomatic achievement for Raul Castro&rsquo;s government and a blow to Washington&rsquo;s attempts to punish Cuba for keeping ties to the FARC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/121119/colombia-farc-ceasefire-peace-talks-havana-role-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Diplomacy War Colombia Cuba Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:15:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5726554 at http://www.globalpost.com Guerrilla politics: Colombia's FARC may soon be on the ballot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/130920/colombian-peace-talks-farc-guerrilla-politics <p>BOGOTA &mdash; Foreign guests at peace talks in Cuba between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas have included rebels-turned-politicians from Northern Ireland, El Salvador, Nicaragua and South Africa. Their message to Colombia&rsquo;s largest guerrilla group has boiled down to this: &ldquo;If we can do it, so can you.&rdquo; Yet Colombian guerrillas are wary; they&#39;ve been down that road, and it ended in murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/130920/colombian-peace-talks-farc-guerrilla-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Conflict Zones Want to Know Politics Colombia Cuba Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:24:57 +0000 John Otis 5939978 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's FARC and recreation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/131023/colombian-national-parks-civil-war-farc <p>LA MACARENA, Colombia &mdash; Among Colombia&#39;s 57 national parks, 23 are home to rebels or criminal gangs, 25 contain buried land mines, and 15 are so dangerous that park rangers have trouble accessing them, according to park and law enforcement officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/131023/colombian-national-parks-civil-war-farc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FARC Travel/Tourism Conflict Zones Green Want to Know Wildlife News Colombia Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:09:36 +0000 John Otis 5968942 at http://www.globalpost.com How a US Army veteran fell into Colombian rebels' hands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/131027/colombian-farc-kevin-scott-sutay-freed <p>BOGOTA &mdash; A former US Army private who was kidnapped by Marxist guerrillas in June was released Sunday. A photographer tells GlobalPost he and officials had warned Afghanistan war veteran, Kevin Scott Sutay, not to hike into the Colombian jungle alone, but he went anyway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/colombia/131027/colombian-farc-kevin-scott-sutay-freed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War FARC Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Politics Colombia United States Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:36:00 +0000 John Otis 5972467 at http://www.globalpost.com