Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Colombia's peace deal with the FARC could still fall apart
The biggest hurdle is obtaining public support for the peace agreement in a referendum to be held on October 2, with polls hinting that a Brexit-style upset is possible.
Colombia finalizes peace deal with FARC rebels, ending half-century war
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is one of the few remaining remnants of the wave of Marxist-inspired Latin American guerrilla armies that swelled during the Cold War.
Colombia Says Narco-Guerrilla Group ELN Has Kidnapped Three Journalists
The government's decision to publicly blame the ELN for the disappearance of a Spanish correspondent and two Colombian TV journalists effectively rules out an advance in promised peace talks with the rebels. The ELN has yet to respond.
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.
How Do You Turn 57,000 Former Militants Into Model Citizens?
Colombia is reintegrating former Marxist rebels and paramilitary members — some of them drug runners, kidnappers, and worse — into traditional society by treating them as victims, not criminals.