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Colombia’s Government, Rebels to Resume Peace Talks

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s government and the country’s main rebel group plan to resume peace talks later this month in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Norwegian officials said Thursday the two sides will hold a press conference on October 17 to announce a resumption of the talks. In August, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said negotiations between his government and […]

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Colombian Rebels to Press for Cease-Fire with Government

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s main leftist rebel group — battered by a years-long government military offensive — says it will seek a cease-fire next month at the start of preliminary talks with the Bogota government. Thursday’s cease-fire announcement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — better known as FARC — comes just days after President Juan Manuel […]

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Colombian Rebels to Press for Cease-Fire with Government

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s main leftist rebel group — battered by a decade-long government military offensive — says it will seek a cease-fire next month at the start of preliminary talks with the Bogata government. Thursday’s cease-fire announcement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — better known as FARC — comes just days after President Juan Manuel […]

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Colombian FARC Rebel Pleads Not Guilty in US to Hostage-Taking

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An alleged member of Colombia’s FARC rebel group has pleaded not guilty to taking three Americans hostage after their single-engine plane crash-landed in Colombia in 2003. Alexander Beltran Herrera entered the plea during an arraignment in a U.S. federal court in Washington Monday. Beltran Herrera was extradited to the United States. Another court hearing is […]

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FARC Leader Narrowly Escapes Colombian Troop Attack

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the top leader of the FARC leftist rebel group narrowly escaped an attack by the country’s armed forces. The president says Alfonso Cano fled a rebel camp, on the border of Huila and Cauca provinces, no more than 12 hours before it was attacked by troops on Thursday. Mr. […]

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Colombia Announces Killing of Top FARC Rebel

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s army says it has killed the security chief for the head of the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. An army spokesman said Saturday that Alirio Rojas Bocanegra, known as “El Abuelo,” or “The Grandfather,” had been killed. He was reported to have died in an operation in Tolima, an […]

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Santos: Top FARC Rebel Captured in Venezuela

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s president says a top commander for the FARC leftist rebel group has been captured across the border in Venezuela, a sign relations between the two countries may be improving. President Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday that Guillermo Torres, also known as “Julian Conrado,” was captured in a joint effort by the two countries. Santos […]

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