Colombian soldiers patrol the streets of Bogota on March 30, 2020, during a mandatory national quarantine.
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A nationally mandated quarantine isn’t keeping Colombia’s armed groups at home. Despite calls for a ceasefire, they are still killing activists, threatening humanitarian workers and seizing aid.
FARC commander Iván Márquez issued a return to armed struggle in a video posted Aug. 29, 2019.
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Dissidents in Colombia’s FARC guerrillas are threatening to renew armed struggle three years after signing a landmark peace deal. Here, experts explain the history of Colombia’s fragile peace process.
A police officer and an onlooker embrace after a car bomb killed 21 soldiers in Bogotá, Colombia, on Jan. 17, 2019.
A 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas was supposed to end Colombia’s 52-year civil war. But a deadly car bomb in Bogotá shows that armed insurgents still threaten the South American country.
Ivan Duque, a peace process sceptic.
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Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
The future of Colombia’s fragile peace process is now in doubt.
In the most peaceful election in their modern history, Colombians have elected as their next president a conservative who will renegotiate the country’s fragile 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas.
A deluge of information isn’t the way to win people over.
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The Colombian government has learned the hard way that simply explaining a complex deal to people won’t win them over.
Colombia ended its 52-year conflict with the FARC guerrillas in late 2016. The next president must decide whether to uphold the deal.
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Two candidates from Colombia’s May 27 presidential vote will face off on June 17. One is a former guerrilla. The other is a hard-liner. Their views for the nation’s future couldn’t be more different.
Peasant activists in rural Colombia have been under fire since the signing of the country’s 2016 peace plan, which will bring intensive economic development to these areas.
Nearly 300 community organizers and activists have been killed in Colombia since the country’s 2016 peace accord. Who’s behind these targeted assassinations?
The FARC is out of the running for Colombia’s president. Who gets their votes?
A former FARC rebel commander-turned- presidential candidate has withdrawn from Colombia’s 2018 election. Despite increased violence, the peace accord he signed will probably survive this setback.
Get a move on.
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Some of the crucial mechanisms meant to deliver peace in Colombia have yet to be set up.
Colombians look on as House of Representatives prepares to vote on transitional justice framework after 10 months of delays.
Conservative congressional reps in Colombia have been stalling votes on key parts of the country’s peace accords through endless petitions and nonstop debate. In short, they’re filibustering.
Now the war is over, academia has a special role to play in securing the peace.
A ceasefire with the ELN rebel group is another big step toward peace in Colombia, but the road ahead is long.
A court decision securing last year’s peace deal and a new ceasefire have invigorated Colombia’s peace process, but there are plenty of ways it could still go wrong.
Supporters listen as Colombia’s disarmed Marxist insurgency, the FARC, publicly launches its new political party, also called the FARC.
Meet the Commoners’ Alternative Revolutionary Force, Colombia’s newest political party. To move beyond its violent past, the new FARC will need a charismatic leader who can win over voters.
FARC members take a long-overdue break.
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The last time the FARC joined in democratic politics, thousands of its members and leaders were murdered. Will this time be different?
The tropical dry forest characteristic of Colombia’s Montes de Maria region has all but disappeared.
Felipe Villegas, Instituto Humboldt
As Colombia seeks to rebuild after fifty years of armed conflict, an emerging conservationist movement is linking lasting peace to healthy habitats.
A FARC member waves a white peace flag to commemorate the completion of their disarmament.
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Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos with a high-level UN delegation, confirming the FARC disarmament process.
Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have officially laid down their weapons. How will these former fighters fare in the group’s transition from Marxist rebellion to political party?