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At least nine FARC rebels killed in Colombia

At least nine Marxist FARC rebels were killed in a clash with Colombia's military even as peace talks are held between the two sides in Cuba, the army said. The military operation took place in the northern town of Tame, near the border with Venezuela……

Jesse Jackson mediates in Colombian hostage negotiation

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson told CNN that the release of an American held by Colombian rebels for more than three months is imminent, despite the reservations of Colombia’s President about a media spectacle during negotiations. Jackson met with representatives of Colombian rebel group FARC in Havana to seek the…

Colombia rebels urge army to not try rescue U.S. hostage

Leftist rebels engaged in peace talks with the Colombian government urged the army on Friday to refrain from any attempt to rescue a US hostage they are holding. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas claimed that army operations have increased in Guaviare, a central-eastern region bordering Brazil, in an…

Colombian president threatens to end peace talks with rebels

President Juan Manuel Santos, frustrated over a lack of progress in peace negotiations with leftist FARC rebels, threatened Saturday to abandon bilateral talks to end their nearly 50-year old conflict. “As long as we make progress we’ll be satisfied, but if we do not make progress we’ll leave the negotiating…

Colombian rebels rebels promise to release captive soldier and policemen

Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels said Saturday they will free two police officers and a soldier they captured a week ago. A statement from the FARC leadership of the rebels’ web page said the hostages were in good condition and had been treated well. Their capture and a series of military…

Colombia’s FARC promises to free all hostages

BOGOTA — Colombia’s FARC rebels pledged Sunday to end decades of kidnapping civilians, a historic shift for Latin America’s longest-fighting leftist guerrillas, who also vowed to release remaining police and military hostages. While dramatic in tone, the FARC promise did not include a potential cessation of hostilities, which the government…

Colombian gov’t: FARC rebels have executed 4 military hostages

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian FARC rebels executed four members of the security forces during a botched mission to free them from a decade as hostages, the most violent act by the group since troops killed its leader Alfonso Cano this month. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which has a…

US denies visa to Colombian human rights journalist

A prominent Colombian journalist, who had been awarded a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation to study conflict negotiation strategies and international criminal court procedures, has been barred from entering the United States to attend the program. According to Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles, Hollman Morris Rincón was told…

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