Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24949/all en Colombia's FARC rebels say ceasefire to end Jan. 20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/colombias-farc-rebels-say-ceasefire-end-jan-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Military attacks have continued</p> <p>* Government has refused to lay down arms</p> <p>* Peace talks to resume on Monday in Havana</p> <p>By Nelson Acosta</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A unilateral ceasefire declared at the beginning of peace talks with the Colombian government in November will end on Jan. 20 unless the government agrees to also lay down its arms, the country's Marxist FARC rebels said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/colombias-farc-rebels-say-ceasefire-end-jan-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732477 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia wants to pick up pace as talks with FARC rebels resume http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/colombia-wants-pick-pace-talks-farc-rebels-resume <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government says speed needed to maintain support for talks</p> <p>* Rebels blame government for slow pace, offer proposals</p> <p>* Three previous peace attempts failed</p> <p>By Jeff Franks and Rosa Tania Valdés</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Representatives of the Colombian government and Marxist-led FARC rebels reconvened in Havana on Monday for a third round of peace talks that the government says need to start moving faster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/colombia-wants-pick-pace-talks-farc-rebels-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734262 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's Santos opens door to popular vote on FARC peace deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/colombias-santos-opens-door-popular-vote-farc-peace-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Santos calls for confidentiality to be maintained</p> <p>* President has rejected changes to political, economic model</p> <p>* FARC ceasefire ends on Sunday; concern over renewed attacks</p> <p>By Helen Murphy</p> <p>BOGOTA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/colombias-santos-opens-door-popular-vote-farc-peace-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735317 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Colombian president opens door to popular vote on FARC peace deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-colombian-president-opens-door-popular-vote-farc-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Santos calls for confidentiality to be maintained</p> <p>* President has rejected changes to political, economic model</p> <p>* FARC ceasefire ends on Sunday; concern over renewed attacks</p> <p>By Helen Murphy</p> <p>BOGOTA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-colombian-president-opens-door-popular-vote-farc-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735336 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAVANA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Marxist FARC rebels at the start of peace talks with the Colombian government two months ago ended on Sunday after the government refused to join the truce, the rebel group said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Far-left politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736863 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-colombias-farc-rebels-end-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President Santos says there was "relative compliance" with ceasefire</p> <p>* Talks trying to end Colombia's bloody conflict continue</p> <p>By Jeff Franks</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Marxist FARC rebels at the start of peace talks with the Colombian government ended on Sunday after the government refused to join the truce, the group said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-colombias-farc-rebels-end-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736877 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia says FARC rebels hit two oil pipelines, coal rail line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/colombia-says-farc-rebels-hit-two-oil-pipelines-coal-rail-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 48,000-barrels-per-day pipeline blown up</p> <p>* Cerrejon rail line attacked, operations not affected</p> <p>* FARC, government holding peace talks since November</p> <p>By Luis Jaime Acosta</p> <p>BOGOTA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas have dynamited two southern oil pipelines and planted a bomb on the top coal exporter's northern railway after the end of a rebel ceasefire, officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/colombia-says-farc-rebels-hit-two-oil-pipelines-coal-rail-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737859 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia peace talks take a break, no major advances reported http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/colombia-peace-talks-take-break-no-major-advances-reported <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Climate of "respect" cited in talks</p> <p>* FARC wants cattle-rancher land for poor</p> <p>* Rebel says talks moving at "mambo" speed</p> <p>By Jeff Franks</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Marxist rebels and the Colombian government adjourned their latest round of peace talks on Thursday with no major advances toward ending their long conflict and said they had significant differences to overcome despite some areas of agreement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/colombia-peace-talks-take-break-no-major-advances-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Law Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739147 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia steps up operations for policemen taken by FARC rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/colombia-steps-operations-policemen-taken-farc-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOGOTA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Colombia stepped up search-and-rescue operations on Monday for two police patrolmen seized by FARC guerrillas in the first kidnapping of security forces in more than a year, which may muddy peace negotiations between the government and rebels.</p> <p>The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the biggest armed group in Latin America, vowed last year to abandon kidnapping for ransom but never said it would stop taking members of the armed forces as "prisoners of war."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/colombia-steps-operations-policemen-taken-farc-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740583 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Colombian guerrillas face hardships re-entering society http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/former-colombian-guerrillas-face-hardships-re-entering-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Manuela Badawy</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As the decades-long guerrilla war in Colombia winds down, the biggest task facing the government is to reintegrate the fighters to society, Alejandro Eder, director of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration, said on Monday.</p> <p>The main obstacle facing Colombia's former guerrillas and paramilitaries in becoming productive members of civil society is stigmatization by the public and a lack of job opportunities, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/former-colombian-guerrillas-face-hardships-re-entering-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communism in Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740790 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Colombia rebels free oil workers, 11 killed in combat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-colombia-rebels-seize-three-oil-workers-blow-energy-to <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Recent kidnappings could complicate peace talks * Five soldiers killed in combat with FARC in south * Oil sector has been under increasing attacks * Six rebels killed during operations in the north By Helen Murphy and Jack Kimball BOGOTA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels on Thursday freed three kidnapped oil contractors, but six guerrillas and five government soldiers were killed across the country as peace talks continued abroad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-colombia-rebels-seize-three-oil-workers-blow-energy-to" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Revisionists Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:13:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741752 at http://www.globalpost.com Four soldiers killed in clash with rebels: Colombia military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/four-soldiers-killed-clash-rebels-colombia-military <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leftist FARC guerrillas clashed with government troops in southern Colombia early Thursday, leaving four soldiers dead and two others wounded, the military said.</p> <p>They were the first military casualties since the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is holding peace talks with the government, ended a two-month unilateral ceasefire on January 20.</p> <p>The fighting, on the same day that peace negotiations were to resume in Havana, erupted when soldiers tried to block rebels entering the town of Policarpa in southern Narino province, the army said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/four-soldiers-killed-clash-rebels-colombia-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Communism in Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741789 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia, rebels resume talks amid new tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/colombia-rebels-resume-talks-amid-new-tensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rebels urge government to agree to ceasefire</p> <p>* Government says rebel actions send wrong signal for peace</p> <p>* Talks began in November, no major advances yet</p> <p>By Jeff Franks</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels resumed peace talks on Thursday to end their half century-long conflict amid new tensions after the guerrilla group resumed kidnappings and attacks that sparked an angry government reaction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/colombia-rebels-resume-talks-amid-new-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Politics Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:46:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741990 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five FARC rebels killed by Colombian army: military</p> <p>nn/sg/dc</p> Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742007 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Five FARC rebels killed by Colombian army: military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/urgent-five-farc-rebels-killed-colombian-army-military <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Army troops killed five leftist FARC rebels in fighting in northwestern Colombia Thursday, the same day four soldiers were killed in a clash with the FARC in the south, the military said.</p> <p>An army spokesman said the five guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed during a military operation in the town of Nudo Paramillo in the northwestern state of Antioquia.</p> <p>nn/sg/jm </p> Colombia Communism in Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742059 at http://www.globalpost.com