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    1. November 30, 2014

      Farc’s release of kidnapped general raises Colombia peace hopes

      Colombia’s largest Marxist rebel group released three captives on Sunday, paving the way for the resumption of frozen peace...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Colombian rebels agree to free hostages

      Colombian Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to release a general and four other hostages, in a move likely to allow the...

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    1. The New Colombia 2013

      Policy reforms, improved security and a commodities boom have lead to Colombia’s emerg...
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    1. November 18, 2014

      Colombian rebels hit out at peace talks suspension

      Colombia’s Marxist guerrillas on Tuesday deplored the government’s suspension of peace talks following the weekend capture...

    2. November 17, 2014

      General’s kidnap derails Farc peace talks in Colombia

      The kidnapping on Sunday of a Colombian general by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, has...

    3. July 30, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

    4. July 23, 2014

      Colombians demand justice, not just peace

      It is Sunday, shortly after midnight, and in the studios of one of Colombia’s most popular radio stations, “The Voices of...

    5. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2014

      Colombia's guerrillas: swapping bullets for footballs

      Colombia’s footballers have made it into the knockout rounds of the World Cup for only the second time in their history. As...

    6. June 15, 2014

      Boost for Colombia peace talks as Santos wins poll

      The re-election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia allows him to see through peace talks with leftwing guerrillas aimed at...

    7. February 7, 2014

      Colombia property: Bogotá’s class A investment

      Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, has had a reputation for kidnapping, contract killing and cocaine trafficking since the 1970s....

    8. December 12, 2013

      The ads making Colombian guerrillas lonely this Christmas

      Bullets and bombs are not the only ammunition used in the war in the Colombian jungle. The struggle against guerrilla forces...

    9. December 8, 2013

      Farc calls 30-day ceasefire to pursue Colombian peace talks

      Rebel leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, have declared a one-month unilateral ceasefire in...

    10. August 20, 2013

      Farc expresses sorrow for ‘cruelty and pain’

      Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla group for the first time on Tuesday admitted partial...

    11. June 3, 2013

      Juan Manuel Santos interview: The peace maker

      For much of his career, Juan Manuel Santos has waged war. Now, Colombia’s president is seeking peace. As he sits in the...

    12. June 3, 2013

      Colombian security industry exports its expertise

      After just three hours’ sleep, and a good portion of the day spent under the relentless mid-morning sun, sweating but...

    13. March 9, 2013

      Colombian guerrillas free German hostages

      Colombian guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, has freed two German hostages that had been captured in...

    14. February 15, 2013

      First Person: Alvaro Pérez

      Sewing runs in my veins. My mother had a little workshop where she made clothes, so I learnt the craft from her. I moved to...

    15. January 20, 2013

      Colombian rebels kidnap five mine workers

      Colombia’s second guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, kidnapped five mining workers drilling for a...

    16. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2012

      Weekender, December 8

      The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics: our most read, five things we have learnt and the week in one chart. This week: the...

    17. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2012

      Colombia: on the up, peace or not

      Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, resumed peace talks in Havana on Wednesday,...

    18. November 18, 2012

      Colombia begins talks on agrarian reform

      Ovidio Paya, a local indigenous leader from the Nasa tribe, remembers decades ago when guerrillas from the Revolutionary...

    19. October 16, 2012

      Arrest warrants lifted for peace talks

      The government of Colombia and Farc rebels confirmed they will start peace negotiations on Wednesday in Oslo, after...

    20. October 16, 2012

      Stakes high in Colombian peace talks

      In a place where three Andean mountain ranges and vast expanses of trackless Amazon jungle have provided cover for...

    21. September 7, 2012

      Colombia: On a perilous path to peace

      Although disenchantment had been seeping into his heart for several years, it was only in December that Edilberto Reyes...

    22. September 6, 2012

      Colombian president rejects Farc ceasefire call

      Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejected a proposal on Thursday by leftist Farc rebels for a bilateral ceasefire...

    23. September 5, 2012

      Colombia cautious over latest peace talks

      It was in November 2011, when Colombian troops killed Farc guerrilla leader Alfonso Cano and the rebel group still wanted to...

    24. September 4, 2012

      Colombia’s gamble

      Peace talks between the Colombian government and Latin America’s oldest insurgency, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

    25. September 4, 2012

      Colombia confirms Farc peace talks

      Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Marxist Farc guerrilla movement confirmed on Tuesday that they had agreed on...

    26. August 28, 2012

      Bogotá sets up Farc peace negotiations

      In March, Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, visited Havana, ostensibly to explain why the Cubans had not been...

    27. beyondbrics

      August 28, 2012

      London headlines

      * Colombia nears possible Farc peace talks * Hungary to refrain from rate cut on inflation, bailout concern * Japanese...

    28. August 27, 2012

      Colombia nears possible Farc peace talks

      Colombia’s government and representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, agreed to begin peace...

    29. May 30, 2012

      French reporter released by Farc rebels

      BOGOTÁ, May 30 – Colombia’s Farc guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a month after taking him...

    30. May 15, 2012

      Five killed in Bogotá bombing

      Fernando Londoño, a former Colombian interior minister, was among at least 21 people injured by a car bomb in Bogotá in what...

    31. April 15, 2012

      Colombia sets its sights on Codelco deal

      Colombia is in talks with Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner by production, to join an exploration boom triggered by...

    32. April 2, 2012

      Farc frees last government hostages

      Ten men held hostage for more than a decade in Colombia’s jungles by leftist guerrillas walked to freedom tonight in an...

    33. January 10, 2012

      Colombia guerrillas call for peace talks

      Colombia’s biggest leftist guerrilla group has issued a surprise call for peace talks based on the failed negotiations of...

    34. November 5, 2011

      Colombian troops kill Farc leader

      Colombian troops have dealt a devastating blow to Latin America’s oldest insurgency with the killing of its top commander,...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2011

      Colombia: Bogota's new radical mayor

      Colombians have installed an anti-corruption campaigner and former leftist rebel leader as mayor of Bogota after a peaceful...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2011

      Colombia's high-stake elections

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, has a lot riding on the outcome of Sunday’s mass election of mayors and local...

    37. August 31, 2011

      Colombian defence minister steps down

      Colombia’s defence minister has stepped down amid an increase in guerrilla attacks on civilians and high-profile targets...

    38. May 12, 2011

      Dear Comrade ...

      “Dear Raúl, a brotherly and revolutionary greeting to you and your comrades in the struggle … I must emphasise my...

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