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    1. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Colombia starts peace talks with ELN rebels

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that, after two years of back-channel talks, his...

    2. March 17, 2016

      Colombia’s guerrillas seek the civilian life

      First, Fidel Castro swapped his military fatigues for trainers and tracksuit. Then Hugo Chávez followed. Now the latest...

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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. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2016

      FARC fighters in Colombia

      Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members rest at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Antioquia...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Colombia seeks dollars to fight the peace

      Colombia’s long civil war finally sucked Washington into an anti-narcotics and anti-guerrilla offensive called “Plan...

    3. December 16, 2015

      Colombia moves closer to peace deal with Farc

      Colombia’s government and leaders of the Farc Marxist rebel group announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on...

    4. September 25, 2015

      ‘Pink tide’ on turn as Latin American revolutions fade

      Fifty-three years ago, a Soviet ship, the Poltava, berthed in Cuba with a cargo of ballistic missiles. So began the...

    5. September 24, 2015

      Breakthrough in Farc talks triggers backlash in Colombia

      The breakthrough announced in Havana this week between Colombian peace negotiators and Marxist rebels has been welcomed...

    6. March 7, 2015

      Colombia and Farc rebels agree to clear landmines

      Alfonso Cano, the late commander of the Colombian rebel group Farc, said in an email intercepted eight years ago that...

    7. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Colombian peace talks brought to you by YouTube

      It is testament to the power of social media that some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc,...

    8. January 15, 2015

      Colombia considers ceasefire to speed Marxist rebel peace talks

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, said he would advance peace talks with Marxist Farc rebels by discussing a...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Wednesday that it is willing to hold...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. July 31, 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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:...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. September 7, 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. September 4, 2012

      Colombia’s gamble

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

    37. 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...

    38. beyondbrics

      August 28, 2012

      London headlines

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

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