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Peace In Colombia


Colombian Peace Agreement with FARC on the Brink of Collapse
The peace agreement that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed last year is on the verge of collapse, as violence against social leaders and former FARC fighters continues unabated

  February 19, 2018

Paramilitary Forces Threaten to Derail Colombia's Peace Agreement
The peace agreement commits the Colombian government to dismantling paramilitary groups--but authorities aren't taking action, Tom Power reports from Colombia

  January 12, 2018

Colombian State Escalates Violence Against Activists
Coca cultivation and the lack of alternatives to escape poverty continue to lie at the root of the ongoing violence in Colombia, despite the peace accords, explains Mario Murillo of Hofstra University

  October 14, 2017

Colombian Government and Second Rebel Group Implement Ceasefire
Colombia's National Liberation Army, the ELN, and the government of Colombia implement a ceasefire agreement after 50 years of war. Peace negotiations are now underway, with the aim of eliminating violence from politics, explains the ELN's head negotiator, Pablo Beltran

  October 6, 2017

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia (pt. 2/2)
On July 30th, 2017 armed gunmen went looking for Bladimir Sanchez Espitia at a relative's house in Bogota, Colombia, and forced their way into the building, terrorizing the housekeeper and some neighbors. Sanchez was not there, because he is hiding, sleeping in a different house every night

  August 7, 2017

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia
A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups are Killing Social Activists in Colombia Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for social activists. We speak to Bladimir Sanchez Espitia, a TRNN collaborator who documents cases of human rights violations and has received a "death letter" himself

  August 2, 2017

Assassination of 41 Activists in Colombia Threatens Peace Process
The Colombian government's peace agreement with the FARC rebels requires the government to protect activists and former FARC fighters, but their government is not living up to this requirement, says Prof. Mario Murillo

  May 10, 2017

Will the Revised Colombia Peace Accord Succeed?
The proposed revisions came primarily from the right-wing while social movements and peace activists around the country were left outside of the renegotiation, says Professor Mario Murillo

  November 21, 2016

Amnesty For FARC Rebels and Land Restitution Will Determine Fate of Colombian Peace Process
Political repression and right-wing media discouraged many people from voting in the referendum, says TRNN's Greg Wilpert

  October 26, 2016

Does Colombian President Santos Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
The prize is important because it can help overcome the referendum vote against the peace agreement, says Cristin Espinel of the Colombian Human Rights Committee

  October 7, 2016

Colombian Right Gains Upper Hand Following Defeat of FARC Peace Deal
Underlying the referendum defeat is the possibility that conflict could escalate with illegal armed groups in the countryside, says professor Mario Murillo

  October 4, 2016

Discontent Over Amnesty May Have Helped Defeat Colombia-FARC Peace Deal
Rural and urban voters were divided over support for the accord, says human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik

  October 3, 2016

FARC Members Ready for Peace, But Tensions Remain
While the final peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government must be ratified by a national referendum, prospects for ending almost 6 decades of civil war in a country with an extensive history of human rights violations and political crimes.

  September 1, 2016

Paramilitaries Pose Threat to FARC-Colombia Peace Deal
The peace deal, which now heads to referendum, comes over more than a century of US intervention in the nation starting with breaking off Panama from Colombia, says labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik

  August 26, 2016

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process
After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal which is supported by much of country's black and indigenous populations

  August 22, 2016

Historic Ceasefire Agreement Signed in Colombia
The peace agreement between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government is a major achievement, but will take a while to implement and sustain, says Professor Justin Podur

  June 24, 2016

Colombian Farmers and Union Activists Under Attack
Social justice activists face grave risks in Colombia, considered to have one of the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere

  November 3, 2013

Colombian Peace Talks Advance, Both Sides Optimistic
Gregory Wilpert: As Colombia marks one-year anniversary of peace negotiations, both the FARC and government officials work to end decades-long conflict

  November 2, 2013

Who Wants Peace in Colombia?
Forrest Hylton: The far right is not interested in a peace process

  June 1, 2012

Thousands Call for Peace in Colombia
Thousands of victims of violence march in Bogota tell warlords they want an end to the conflict

  May 15, 2012

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