The FARC indicates that they would change weapons by political action if guarantees are provided

The communist guerrillas of the FARC pledged yesterday in Havana to leave the armed activity to become a political party, provided that the Colombian government meets reforms and guarantees required. The FARC “will engage in what they are entitled to contribute to the...

The FARC admits liability for damages caused by the armed conflict

The FARC yesterday acknowledged the harm caused to civilians and to the Colombian army by the existing armed conflict since 50 years. “We explicitly recognize that our actions have affected civilians in different times and circumstances throughout of the (armed)...

47% of the FARC rebels entered ranks as children

Nearly half of the members of the FARC were recruited as minors, as it was revealed yesterday by a new study that seeks to be a “wake up call” on this practice, considered the “most serious” crime produced during armed conflict in Colombia. In response to...

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...

Colombia and FARC resume peace dialogues

The Colombian government and the FARC held today in Havana “preparatory” meetings to resume stopped peace dialogues by the last presidential election in the South American country. Meetings are held prior to the formal dialogue cycle which should begin in the coming...