Farc

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A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc)  at the transitional zone “Marquetalia Cradle of Resistance” in Gaitania, Tolima department, Colombia. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia and the Marxist Farc rebel group have agreed to extend a weapons hand-in deadline for guerrilla fighters by 20 days, President Juan Manuel Sa(...)

Tanja Niemeijer, a Dutch-born Farc guerrilla who was on the insurgent group’s negotiating team during peace talks in Havana, photographed in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year. Photograph: David McKechnie

It says something for the trajectory of Tanja Nijmeijer’s life that her role as one of Farc’s principal negotiators in Havana is one of the things for(...)

Commander Olmedo Ruiz with his dog, Costenho, of the Farc’s 57th Front at the demobilisation camp in Chocó, Colombia, on March 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Julieta Aponte

In a small clearing in a seemingly endless jungle of plantain trees, two austere, uniformed men sit with assault rifles in their laps. Cloud cover has(...)

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With one in every six people born in Ireland now living abroad, the Irish are among the most widely scattered nationalities in the world. To give a vi(...)

Michael D Higgins: “Ireland is privileged to have been allowed to share, and make its contribution, in Colombia’s journey from conflict to peace.” Photograph: AP

President Michael D. Higgins today met with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, where the two discussed Ireland’s support for the ongoing peace pr(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking  at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá on Monday, where he read Michael Longley’s poem “Ceasefire”. Photograph: Leonardo Munoz/EPA

President Michael D Higgins said he wants Ireland to be a bridge between the EU and Colombia as he reiterated his support for the peace process. Mr (...)

Colombian deputy foreign minister Patti Londoño welcomes Michael D Higgins to Bogota where he spoke about the peace process.

President Michael D Higgins has visited a camp where the Colombian rebel army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are demobilis(...)

  Chief negotiator of the National Liberation Army (ELN) Pablo Beltran and chief negotiator of the Colombian team Juan Camilo Restrepo shake hands  in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels began official peace talks with the government on Tuesday in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict that has (...)

Colombia’s negotiator chief Juan Camilo Restrepo (left) shakes hands with ELN’s Pablo Berltan: the group has kidnapped hundreds of people over its 52 years to raise war funds. Photograph: Rolando Enriquez/EPA

Colombia’s second-biggest rebel group, the ELN, freed a politician it held captive for almost 10 months on Thursday, meeting a government requirement (...)

President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro at the Cuban Embassy in Dublin last November with his wife Sabina. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Models of economic growth developed in Latin America provide a valuable alternative to “neoliberal” policies, President Michael D Higgins said Thursda(...)

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