The FARC announced that will not recruit minors under 17 years

The FARC announced Thursday that it will not incorporate into its ranks minors than 17 years, raising two years as the minimum age of its fighters, and denied having “forcibly recruited neither children nor to any combatant”. “The FARC (…) decide not to...

ELN guerrilla willing to negotiate peace with the Colombian government

The guerrilla of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia, announced on Wednesday their willingness to attend a peace dialogue with the government and to consider the surrender of weapons to end an armed conflict of five decades. On the 50th anniversary of the taking of...

The FARC denies being a group of “drug traffickers”

The FARC expressed on Sunday it is not a group of “drug traffickers,”stating that the government of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia may pretend make colombians and the world believe that. “We have never admitted or will admit being drug traffickers or...

Two kidnapped soldiers were released by FARC

Soldiers Cesar Rivera and Jonathan Diaz, kidnapped by the FARC on November 9, have been released on Tuesday in a humanitarian operation by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The humanitarian delivery has occurred in an area near the town of Tame, in the Arauca...

Colombian army continues the search of the general captured by FARC

The search of the general prisoner of the FARC in Colombia continues this Wednesday, with the hope of an early release that allows to relaunch the peace process with the communist guerrillas, suspended at meeting two years of its opening this Wednesday. Some 1,500 troops plus...

Fund for victims repair is proposed by the FARC

The FARC has proposed today in Havana the creation of a Special Fund for the Reparation of Victims to financially compensate those affected by the conflict in Colombia over the next ten years. “Unprecedented fiscal effort should be done through the effective provision of...

Alleged guerrillas surrendered to the Ecuadorian military

Today, six suspected guerrillas belonging to the Daniel Aldana column, from FARC, surrendered to Ecaudorian military forces in San Lorenzo. The militants surrendered their weapons including HK’s rifles, pistols and at least one machine gun. The suspected rebels claim to be...

FARC will enter into Colombian politics

On Wednesday, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an agreement that could lead the rebels to enter the political life, without the use of weapons for the first time in fifty years. Congressman Ivan Cepeda said that the agreement...