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15 Colombian Soldiers to Stand Trial for Murdering 6 Civilians

A former battalion commander and 14 of his men will be tried for murder in the deaths of six civilians falsely reported as rebels killed in combat, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Bomb Detonates, Killing Rebels Before They Could Attack Police Post

Two members of the FARC guerrilla group were killed when a bomb they were planning to launch at a police post accidentally detonated, Colombian police said Thursday. continue reading »

Mass Graves Found in Colombia, Believed to Contain “Disappeared” and FARC Remains

Army troops found a FARC cemetery containing numerous graves in the southern province of Caqueta, Colombian armed forces commander Gen. Alejandro Navas said. continue reading »

Red Cross Confirms French Journalist’s Release After 33 Days with the FARC

The International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois was released by the FARC guerrillas, left the village of San Isidro with the humanitarian mission that took custody of him and is en route to Florencia, the capital of Colombia's southern Caqueta province. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Recruited Teens Against Their Will in Colombia

Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join the ranks of the insurgency, a prominent human rights activist told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

UPDATE: Colombian Government to Assist in Release of French Journalist

The Colombian government notified France that it will do what is necessary to enable leftist rebels' plan to release a French journalist who fell into guerrilla hands, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday. continue reading »

France Yet To Respond to Colombian Rebels’ Offer to Release French Journalist

Former Sen. Piedad Cordoba and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed on Monday to form a delegation to receive a French journalist captured last month by leftist FARC rebels while embedded with Colombian security forces, but neither Paris nor Bogota commented on the proposed release. continue reading »

Lebanese Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Arms to FARC in Exchange for Cocaine

A Lebanese citizen has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy to provide weapons to Colombian guerrillas in exchange for more than a ton of cocaine, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Juanes Not Only Writes Songs, He Writes for Peace in Colombia

In an article written for the Bogota newspaper, El Tiempo, Colombian singer Juanes recounted his experiences with ex-guerrillas and the need for peace in his country. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas killed a non-commissioned officer and 10 other soldiers in Arauca, a province on the border with Venezuela, a military spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Guerrillas are Large Land Owners

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group has carried out land seizures and owns - in the names of straw men - farms of up to 42,000 hectares (105,000 acres), the director of the Territorial Consolidation and Reconstruction Unit, Alvaro Balcazar, said in an interview published by the El Tiempo newspaper. continue reading »

Colombian Marines Seize 32 Homemade Bombs

Marines found 32 homemade bombs containing a total of 130 kilos of explosives in a rural area outside Tumaco, a port city on Colombia's Pacific coast, the navy said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombian Guerillas Use Dead Body Laced with Explosives to Deter Local Police

Four police officers were slightly wounded on Wednesday when they approached a dead body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a city in the southwestern Colombian province of Caqueta, officials said. continue reading »

Colombia Guerrilla Group FARC Names New Leader

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said it has named Timoleon Jimenez, alias "Timochenko," as successor to previous rebel chief Alfonso Cano, who was killed in a military operation earlier this month. continue reading »

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

The Colombian town of San José de Apartadó has been nominated for the 2011 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for their “resilience and dedication to the high values of peace and justice.” continue reading »

Colombian FARC Embedding Their Terrorist Bombs in Fabled ‘Panela’ Brown Sugar Loafs

The guerrilla group detonated a bomb hidden inside a “Panela” block, murdering NGO leader Maria Elizabeth Quiróz. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Exonerated in Ecuador

An Ecuadorian court provisionally dismissed Santos from the investigation concerning the 2008 bombing of a FARC camp inside Ecuador. continue reading »

6 Killed in Colombia Helicopter Heist for Cash (VIDEO)

Six people were killed in Colombia after hostile armed forces attacked a helicopter carrying money to a local bank. continue reading »

6 Charged For Conspiring to Provide Weapons to Supposed Colombian Terrorists

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation into an international weapons trafficking organization operating in the United States and Central and South America has lead to the arrest of six individuals in Colombia charged in the Southern District of Florida. continue reading »

Colombia Touts Latin America as Part of Solution for Global UN Goals

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, at the gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, promoted the vital role that the resources of Latin America can play in achieving many of the global goals that the United Nations has set, from providing food to fighting climate change. continue reading »