Gustavo Petro
Another assassination attempt against Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez

Márquez reported that her security team found a highly destructive explosive device near her family home during a security check before her visit

Despite confusion over bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, search for peace in Colombia continues

The announcement of a non-agreed upon bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian government and the ELN stirred up mistrust and confusion as the country continues to search for total peace

Colombian guerrilla group ELN declares temporary unilateral ceasefire

The ceasefire is set to last from December 24 until January 2, 2023 “to create an atmosphere of peace” over Christmas and New Year. The announcement comes just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government

Colombia ELN Colombian government and ELN reach first agreement in peace process

The agreement allows the safe return of the Embera Indigenous people to their lands in the Murindó municipality in the Antioquia department of Colombia

Multiple heads of government call for Assange’s freedom

In the last few days alone, multiple heads of government have called for freedom for Julian Assange. This includes Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese, Colombian president Gustavo Petro, Brazilian president-elect Lula da Silva, and Argentine president Alberto Fernandez.

Colombia national strike Colombia announces release of protesters imprisoned during 2021 national strike

Colombian President Gustavo Petro said that the protesters would be declared “guardians of peace. ”According to human rights organization INDEPAZ, 2,005 people were arbitrarily arrested during the 2021 national strike

23 irregular armed groups in Colombia join President Gustavo Petro’s ‘Total Peace’ policy

The rights organization INDEPAZ noted that the armed groups had expressed their willingness to engage in dialogue with President Gustavo Petro and to accept legal benefits in exchange for peace

Daily Round-up | Israeli forces kill five Palestinians & other stories

In this episode, we bring you stories of the killing of five Palestinians by Israel, an attack on the assassin of Chris Hani, an agreement on the census in Bolivia, and the latest from Colombia’s peace process

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

Daily Round-up | Colombian government and ELN to begin talks in Caracas & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at stories of the upcoming peace talks in Colombia, protests in Sri Lanka demanding the release of youth activists, and criticism of South Africa’s energy transition deal

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

Daily Round-up | FBI investigation opened into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing & other stories

In this episode, we bring you stories of the FBI probe into the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Gustavo Petro government completing 100 days in power, a verdict in Georgia on abortion, and the sentencing of Saudi activist Abdullah Jelan