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
President Gustavo Petro stated that the violence must end in the country and reiterated his government’s commitment to achieve total peace
Interior Minister Alfonso Prada reported that the protection plan will cover the 65 municipalities hardest hit by violence in the country
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
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
Cuba, Ecuador, Chile and Norway have been chosen to mediate the negotiations between Petro’s administration and the guerrilla group
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.
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
The first commander of the National Liberation Army, Antonio García, spoke about the possibility for peace amid a time of historic transformation in Colombia
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
Colombia’s president-elect, Gustavo Petro, has so far appointed eight ministers to serve in his cabinet, five of them are women
The Francia Marquez phenomenon revolutionized Colombian politics and set the stage for the victory of the first progressive government in its history.