Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos speaking druing a national broadcast in Bogota, Colombia on Tuesday. Mr Santos ordered armed forces to suspend attacks on camps of the FARC guerrilla. Photograph: EPA

Colombia’s government has taken its biggest step yet toward an eventual end to hostilities in a half-century conflict by ordering an immediate halt to(...)

 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(...)

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(...)