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Colombia freezes FARC assets under peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombian prosecutors seized $98 million worth of buildings, land and assets belonging to the leftist FARC force as it disbands under a peace deal, an official said Thursday.

FARC disarmament dates delay is likely

Estanzuela - FARC rebels need the United Nations to reschedule the dates for Colombia's historic disarmament process, as the country readies to implement a peace deal to end Latin America's last major armed conflict, they said.

Colombia suspects ELN of bombing despite peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities suspect the rebel group ELN of carrying out a bombing at a bullring despite peace talks between the leftist force and the government, an official said Monday.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Colombia's ELN commits new 'terrorist' kidnapping: army

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN guerrillas have kidnapped a mayor's father, the army said Friday, calling it an act of terrorism that damages peace talks with the country's last active rebel group.

Scared jungle children starve in Colombia's 'peace'

Quibd - The cries of hungry babies pierce the quiet of dawn in the green jungles of northwestern Colombia.For thousands of indigenous families displaced by war, recent peace efforts have brought no relief.Sordid fighting over drugs and land continues.

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks

Quito - Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force announced a preliminary agreement in their work toward a permanent ceasefire at peace talks on Thursday.

Victim of Colombia's ELN rebels paints his pain

Cali - Juan Daniel Otoya was 10 years old when ELN guerrillas burst into the church in western Colombia where he was attending mass with his family and kidnapped 180 people.

Colombia's Santos wants probe into bribery claim

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos asked electoral authorities Wednesday to investigate accusations that his 2014 re-election campaign took a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Colombia's Santos linked to Odebrecht bribe: prosecutors

Estanzuela - Colombian prosecutors say they suspect President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, received a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for his 2014 re-election campaign.

Colombia opens talks with ELN rebels

Sangolqu - Peace negotiators from the Colombian government and the ELN, the country's last active rebel group, got down to business behind closed doors in their first day of talks Wednesday, seeking to end a half-century conflict.

Colombia seeks 'complete peace' at ELN talks

Quito - Colombia opens peace talks Tuesday with its last active rebel group, the ELN, seeking to replicate its historic accord with the FARC guerrillas and deliver "complete peace" after 53 years of war.

Colombia's ELN frees hostage soldier on eve of talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's last active rebel group, the ELN, freed a hostage soldier Monday in a new goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks to end a 53-year conflict.

Nobel Peace Laureates denounce Trump 'hate' speech

Estanzuela - Nobel Peace Prize winners condemned US President Donald Trump at a gathering on Thursday at which their host accused him of "a discourse of hate" against immigrants.

Colombia ELN rebels free hostage to set up peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN guerrillas freed a hostage and the government released two rebel prisoners in exchange, clearing the way for peace talks to begin next week.

Colombia rebel commander speaks as peace talks loom

Estanzuela - Colombia's last active rebel force, the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), promises to release a hostage Thursday to clear the way for peace talks with the government.

Brazil, Colombia warn FARC renegades could fuel crime

Manaus - Brazil and Colombia are stepping up security along their border to stop drug gangs from recruiting renegade FARC rebels and their weapons as the guerrillas disarm, officials said Tuesday.

Venezuela bans Hugo Chavez TV series

Caracas - Venezuela has banned TV networks from broadcasting a new series on late president Hugo Chavez, calling the US-Colombian production an attack on the legacy of the charismatic socialist firebrand.

Colombia FARC rebels start demobilization process

Estanzuela - Colombian FARC rebels gathered in demobilization zones on Tuesday to start a historic disarmament process to end Latin America's last major armed conflict, authorities said.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred': officials

Estanzuela - Colombian officials said Monday that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

Colombia FARC rebels gather to disarm, ELN eye peace

Estanzuela - Colombia said FARC rebels will finish mustering in demobilization zones Tuesday to begin a historic disarmament process ending a half-century conflict.

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Estanzuela - Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Estanzuela - Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Estanzuela - Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

FARC says 'deserter' killed activist sister

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel group, which is poised to demobilize under a peace deal, said Saturday a "deserter" from its ranks murdered his activist sister and her husband a week ago.

Colombia warned over violence during peace process

Estanzuela - Colombia's state ombudsman Friday urged authorities to protect civilians from violence between FARC rebels and renegade fighters deserting the force in protest at its peace accord with the government.
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