Kidnap victims  disembark from an army helicopter in Junin, Peru after being rescued. Photograph: Luis Enrique Saldana/EPA

A Peruvian military operation in the Andes has secured the release of more than a dozen adults who were kidnapped by the Shining Path rebel group up t(...)

A thing of the past? Farc soldiers parading in the main square of San Vicente del Caguán, in what was then rebel-controlled southern Colombia in 2001. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

When the Farc guerrilla movement’s chief peace negotiator said this week that Colombia’s half-century civil war was drawing to a close, it was just th(...)