Category Archives: Colombia

FARC considering presidential candidate for 2018 elections

Despite earlier claims that the FARC would not put forth a presidential candidate in Colombia’s 2018 election, the group now says it does not rule out proposing a candidate of its own.

Ninth FARC Member Killed in Colombia Despite Peace Process

A social leader is killed every four days despite the peace process agreed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

A member of the former Colombian rebel group, the FARC, has been killed in the town of San Vicente del Caguan, in the southern department of Caquieta.

Colombie : Le sud du Tolima, territoire de paix et de réconciliation

José Javier Capera Figueroa

 

Un territoire d’une grande richesse naturelle, culturelle et sociale, que ses paysages, ses saveurs, ses odeurs, surgissant d’entre les montagnes, nous permettent d’apprécier mais qui, paradoxalement, est plongé dans la pauvreté et la corruption, abandonné par l’État  et par les investisseurs. Voilà une des grandes contradictions que nous ont léguées les élites libérales et conservatrices, mais aujourd’hui, avec le temps, cette contradiction s’est aiguisée et la classe politique traditionnelle en porte la responsabilité.

North Colombia locals permit FARC demobilization after minister promises protection

by Adriaan Alsema

Locals from northwest Colombia who last week blocked the demobilization of local FARC guerrillas agreed on Monday to allow the demobilization after the defense minister promised to send more troops to the lawless area, according to newspaper El Tiempo.

Colombia peace with FARC under pressure over paramilitary-like violence

by David Maas

A surge in killings of human rights defenders put pressure on Colombia’s conservative opposition politicians who are accused of inciting and condoning political violence.