Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
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

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

Daily Round-up | Colombian president says ceasefire ‘imminent’ & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at the peace process in Colombia, Germany’s bid to nationalize an energy giant, protests over a case of femicide in Ecuador, and a court verdict in the Philippines on a terrorism law

Daily Round-up | Sri Lanka gripped by widespread food insecurity & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at hunger in Sri Lanka, Venezuela taking back control over a petrol firm, Indigenous groups protesting in Canada, and peace talks in Colombia

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

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 massacres Colombia witnesses one of the worst killing-sprees of 2022

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 20 citizens were murdered in six massacres in the past 10 days. Five social leaders and five ex-combatants were also assassinated in the same period

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

Blood continues to spill in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, so far in 2022, 99 social activists and 22 ex-combatants were assassinated in Colombia, in addition to over 180 people killed in 51 massacres

Another Indigenous leader falls victim to armed group in Colombia

Edison Gómez Ortizmo’s Murui Indigenous community had been warned by armed groups against participating in last week’s presidential election in Colombia