“Thousands of low-level Farc fighters would be granted an amnesty for “political” crimes.”

There are substantial echoes of our own peace process and the Belfast Agreement in last week’s welcome breakthrough in Colombia’s own process. A key e(...)

A Colombian army soldier stands next to packages of seized cocaine during a press conference at a military base in Colombia. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

The country’s public enemy number one is rich, elusive – and ruthless

People demonstrate against the Farc rebels in Bogota holding a banner that reads, “No more Farc”. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday it would begin an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, in a challenge to the government to halt (...)

Opportunity for peace
  • World
  • July 18, 2013, 01:00

News that the chief negotiator of Colombia’s Farc guerrillas believes the country’s bloody conflict may be nearing an end confirms the intense peace p(...)

This week’s statement by the Farc’s second-in-command that he believes Colombia’s half-century civil war is drawing to a close raises the possibility (...)