Colombia


Colombia’s FARC Deal “Working,” But Still Leaves Room for Improvement

Colombia’s historic deal with the FARC rebels, signed last November and initiated earlier this month, means big changes are afoot for human rights and political stability in the country. Although the Red Cross maintains that the peace accord has been effective, the humanitarian organization is calling for more concerted efforts […]


Violence Persists In Colombia Despite FARC Peace Deal

Although a peace agreement was signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on November 24th, many aspects of the conflict are far from over. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a report urging the government to take more action in […]


Towards Peace in Colombia: Rebels Begin Surrendering Weapons

Colombia’s left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) have begun surrendering their weapons as part of the landmark peace agreement struck with the Colombian government late last year. After logistical delays in gathering the rebels at 26 specially designated rural disarmament zones, the six-month demobilisation process was set to begin on Wednesday, […]


FARC Has Taken The First Steps Toward Disarmament And Reintegration

The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government have taken their first steps toward implementing their controversial 2016 peace deal this week, by beginning the disarmament process. The 6,900 members of FARC have spent the past few weeks trekking from their isolated military bases to mutually agreed […]


Venezuelan Government Cracks Down On Media Reporting

CNN’s Spanish-language service in Venezuela has been shut down after President Nicolás Maduro accused the broadcaster of “meddling in Venezuelan affairs.” The closure comes as US-Venezuela tension worsens, after the US Department of the Treasury ordered sanctions against Vice President Tareck El Aisammi, accusing him of drug trafficking and links […]


A Time For Peace In Colombia

Colombia’s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, recently stated that the country’s momentum towards securing peace is “irrepressible and unstoppable.” The peace accord between President Santos’s government and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in November 2016, has raised optimism that peace pathways with the country’s second largest rebel […]


Colombia Takes Further Steps Towards Achieving Peace

A conflict, which started with a Colombian crushed peasant in the 1960s has killed more than 260,000 citizens, led millions more to be displaced, and has led 60,000 extras to officially go missing due to conflicts between leftist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitary groups. One of the main groups, the National […]