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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(...)

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(...)

President Michael D. Higgins  waves after being decorated with the Order of the Sun by Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

President Michael D Higgins ended his visit to Peru praising its ancient culture and expressing his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him by the Pe(...)

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(...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the Farc head Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, aka Timoleón Jiménez or Timochenko, shake hands during the second signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Farc, in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s government has signed a revised peace accord with Marxist rebels to formally end five decades of civil war, a month after voters narrowly r(...)

People call for the immediate implementation of the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas at Bolivar Square in Bogota. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A new peace accord between Colombia’s government and Marxist Farc rebels will be signed on Thursday and sent to Congress for approval, President Juan(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos: “I receive this not under my name, but under the name of all Colombians.” Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

When Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for his work in negotiating a peace deal to end Colombia’s long guerrilla war, he(...)

A handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos who has  acknowledged  that voters had rejected his peace accord with  Farc rebels but he vowed to continue efforts to end the 52-year war. Photograph: AFP

Colombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with Farc guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. With countin(...)

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