Colombian peace process
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

Colombian President’s security delegation attacked

President Gustavo Petro stated that the violence must end in the country and reiterated his government’s commitment to achieve total peace

Columbia Post for Life Colombian government launches initiative for protection of social leaders

Interior Minister Alfonso Prada reported that the protection plan will cover the 65 municipalities hardest hit by violence in the country

Colombia and Venezuela appoint ambassadors, taking the first step toward restoration of diplomatic relations

Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro seek to gradually restore and strengthen political, military, diplomatic and commercial relations between the two nations

Columbia talks with Cuba Colombian foreign minister visits Cuba, announces resumption of peace talks with ELN

Colombian Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva Durán announced that the Colombian government aspires to resume the dialogues with the ELN in Cuba and called it the land of peace. He also rejected Cuba’s classification by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism, and called for its removal from that list

Colombian government announces official resumption of peace talks with ELN

Cuba, Ecuador, Chile and Norway have been chosen to mediate the negotiations between Petro’s administration and the guerrilla group

Colombia: It is the time of the people

Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez of the Historic Pact coalition represent a major shift in the politics of the country. Theirs is the first left-wing government in Colombia.

Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez take office in Colombia

The inauguration of the left-wing leaders, Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, marks the beginning of a new era of peace and social justice in Colombia

Antonio García: Peace is not always associated with social justice and the welfare of society

The first commander of the National Liberation Army, Antonio García, spoke about the possibility for peace amid a time of historic transformation in Colombia

Special court in Colombia convicts 22 former military officers for killing over 300 innocent civilians

The JEP determined that the members of the 16th Brigade killed 303 innocent people between 2005 and 2008 in the Casanare department, and then framed them to authorities as guerrilla fighters killed in combat to obtain rewards

Meet the ministerial cabinet of Colombia’s first left-wing government

Colombia’s president-elect, Gustavo Petro, has so far appointed eight ministers to serve in his cabinet, five of them are women

Francia Márquez: “The vice presidency is a means, the end is to achieve peace and dignity”

The Francia Marquez phenomenon revolutionized Colombian politics and set the stage for the victory of the first progressive government in its history.