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 (...)

Seized arms in Bogota, Colombia: Since 1991 more than 400 lawyers have been murdered, the equivalent of one a month. photograph: guillermo legaria/afp/gettyimages

A group of Irish solicitors and barristers are to ask the Government to delay ratifying an EU trade deal with Colombia because of continued violence a(...)

 Host country Cuba’s representative Rodolfo Benitez Verson (right) and Dag Nylander (centre) of Norway, whose countries are guarantors of the negotiating process, speak alongside the chief of the  Farc delegation, Luciano Marin Arango (L), aka Ivan Marquez, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the country’s largest guerrilla group say they have reached an agreement on ways to fight drug traffickin(...)

Student demonstrators confront riot policemen during a protest against the government of president Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota. Photograph: Jose Miguel Gomez /Reuters

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos today ordered the military to make a strong and visible presence in Bogota after violent protests caused havoc(...)

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 (...)

Farc negotiator Pablo Catatumbo (left) shakes hands with Colombia’s government negotiator Frank Pearl during a conference in Havana yesterday. Colombia and the Marxist-led Farc rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform, the two sides said  in what appeared to be a major step forward for the peace process aimed at ending their long war. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist-led Farc rebels have reached agreement on the critical issue of agrarian reform in a major step forward for the peace proces(...)