The cuts come at a time of deteriorating diplomatic relations between Washington and Palestinian leadership.
The country's FARC rebels have promised to quit the drug trade, but other groups are ready and waiting to take control.
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.
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
Nicolás spent his adolescence as a soldier in Colombia's FARC rebel forces. As a peace accord nears, his story provides a glimpse of the deep scars left by the country's half-century-long conflict.
Colombia peace process has accelerated the hunt for the remains of the estimated 45,000 who disappeared in its half-century-long conflict.
The development is a necessary step in the reconciliation that may end two and a half years of war, but it comes amid a precarious, oft-broken ceasefire and a humanitarian disaster.
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.
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.
The Government and the FARC have signed an agreement on how to recognize and compensate the victims of the country's long armed conflict, and with it moved their three-year peace negotiations into what looks like its final stages.
The Colombian government has asked for the extradition of Héctor Arboleda, who was arrested in Madrid on Saturday, to face charges associated with long-standing allegations that the FARC rebel group requires pregnant female guerrillas to have abortions.