Thousands of Colombians wave white flags for peace
The war with the FARC, together with some other similar conflicts in Colombia, has killed an estimated 220,000 people and forced nearly 7 million from their homes.
Colombia's largest rebel group will stop collecting war taxes
The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced he gave the order because the imminent signing of a final peace deal with the government means there is less pressure to raise funds to feed rebel troops.
Colombian president promises peace with the country’s largest rebel group within a month
President Juan Manuel Santos said he expects to wrap up talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by July 20, though he appears less confident of the peace deal's ratification in a subsequent re
Can a Truth Commission in Colombia Help Heal the Wounds of War's Atrocities?
Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.
'False Positives': How Colombia’s Army Executed Civilians And Called Them Guerrillas
Facing pressure to boost its battlefield figures under former President Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's army lured and executed at least 3,000 civilians and notched them as combat kills, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.
US Army Will Investigate Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Soldiers and Contractors in Colombia
Recent reports reference the alleged sexual abuse of more than 50 Colombian girls in the town of Melgar in 2004, by members of the US military and civilian contractors.