Guerrillas

10.27.17

How Radio Changed the Course of a 50-Year Civil War

The government and Marxist guerrillas both used the airwaves as weapons in their battle for the soul of Colombia.

7.7.16

Some Colombian rebels won't give up the fight despite a peace deal

The announcement by a unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that it will not disarm comes with a final peace deal expected within weeks. President Juan Manuel Santos called on the dissidents to think again — or face death or jail.

1.26.16

A New Kind of Coca Leaf Is Thriving in Southern Colombia

Farmers are growing a super resistant coca leaf that can withstand glyphosate fumigation they say has continued despite the government's promises to stop using the chemical that has been linked to cancer.

1.20.16

Colombia’s Government and FARC Rebels Want the UN to Monitor a Future Ceasefire

The announcement represents another major step towards ending the hemisphere's longest conflict, with a final peace accord expected to be signed at some point this year.

9.4.15

From Slaughterers to Entrepreneurs: Rwandan Rebels Rebuild Their Lives

VICE News visited the Mutobo Demobilization Center, which offers former foot soldiers of the Rwandan genocide the chance to return home and start a new life, after a three month deradicalization program.

7.30.15

In Landfill Atop Medellin, Colombia Begins Work on Exhuming Bodies in Mass Grave

As many as 300 bodies could be buried at the sit high above Medellin, a city that is seeking to shed its violent reputation. "The pain is completely the same since that day," a woman whose husband went missing tells us.

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7.14.15

Colombian Guerrillas and Government Vow to De-Escalate — But No Ceasefire Yet

After a flare-up in violence, the latest announcement from the peace talks in Havana suggests the hemisphere's longest war might nearly be over.

6.25.15

'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.

2.9.15

Serious Faults Found in Mexico’s Handling of Missing Students Case, Independent Team Says

Dentures were found at the dump where the students were supposedly incinerated, among other anomalies detailed by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The attorney general struck back at the group, calling its assertions "speculation."

12.17.14

FARC Guerrillas Just Announced a Ceasefire with Colombia's Government After 50 Years of Civil War

It's being hailed as a turning point in the long, long war, but it's too early to declare peace just yet.

12.9.14

Guerrillas at Ayotzinapa: Legacy of Armed Movements Is Present at Mexican Protests

Guerrillas are active at the Ayotzinapa Normal School campus, students tell VICE News. But tactics have changed and maybe the lines have blurred since guerrilla warfare in Mexico in the 1960s and 70s.

11.30.14

Colombian Peace Talks Ready to Resume After Guerrillas Release Hostage Army General

FARC guerrillas released an army general and two other hostages, paving the way for peace negotiations to resume and potentially bring an end to Colombia's 50-year civil war.

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