Colombia
Colombian government and ELN restart peace talks in Venezuela

The talks have been resumed after a four year pause in the process during the government of former president Iván Duque

Peace talks between Colombian government and ELN to begin on Monday

Four years after the peace talks were suspended, the Colombian government and the guerilla group ELN are set to begin in Caracas on Monday, November 21. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be the guarantor for the talks

Colombia-Venezuela flights resume Colombia and Venezuela resume flights after over two years of suspension

The reactivation of flights between the two countries marks an important step in the resumption of relations and will have immediate impacts on the citizens of both countries

Colombian and Venezuelan presidents agree to consolidate bilateral relations

Gustavo Petro and Nicolás Maduro agreed to establish a new joint-cooperation strategy based on the principles of brotherhood, solidarity, and complementarity that make the relationship between Colombia and Venezuela more effective

Gustavo Petro and Nicolás Maduro hold historic meeting in Caracas

The Colombian and Venezuelan heads of state met in the Venezuelan capital, marking the further strengthening of the diplomatic ties between the neighboring countries

Special court in Colombia grants amnesty to former FARC leader Rodrigo Granda

Rodrigo Granda was sentenced to 70 months in prison on charges of rebellion in April 2006. He was known as the Foreign Minister of FARC and is now a member in the national board of the Comunes party

Colombian government makes historic advance towards agrarian reform and peace

The government of Gustavo Petro will buy three million hectares from cattle ranchers with the aim of redistributing them to dispossessed peasants, fulfilling the first point of the peace agreement signed with the FARC

Colombian government and ELN agree to restart peace talks

The announcement of resumption of peace negotiations between the national government and the ELN guerilla group was celebrated by human right activists and organizations

After seven years, Colombia and Venezuela reopen their border

Those living in border areas on both sides hailed the reopening and thanked President Gustavo Petro and President Nicolás Maduro for taking the crucial step

After 3 years under Guaidó’s control, Colombia returns state-owned petrochemical company to Venezuela

Colombian government ratifies Caracas-appointed board; decision ends Guaidó’s control over company

Colombian president Gustavo Petro calls for an end to the War on Drugs in historic UN address

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, the Colombian president highlighted the necessity of ending the war on drugs and saving the environment

Colombian government talks peace with FARC dissidents

In the past one and a half months in office, the government of progressive President Gustavo Petro has taken major steps towards achieving peace in Colombia