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Ex-FARC leader says he knew of assassination plot

Apo - Former Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono said Tuesday he had been aware since last November of a dissident plot to kill him, which was foiled last week by a police operation.

UN calls for better protection of former FARC rebels in Colombia

New York - The UN's Colombia mission chief on Monday urged President Ivan Duque's government to better protect former FARC rebels, after Colombia thwarted one such attack.

Colombia derails bid to attack ex-FARC rebel leader

Apo - Colombia has thwarted an attempted attack on the former top Marxist FARC rebel leader, Rodrigo Londono, police said Sunday.

Colombia's president calls on UN to extend peace mission

Apo - Colombia's President Ivan Duque on Wednesday called on the United Nations to prolong its peace verification mission in the South American country until 2022.

2019 deadliest year for Colombia's ex-FARC combatants: UN

Apo - The past year has been the deadliest for ex-FARC combatants in Colombia since the former guerrilla movement signed a peace agreement with the government in 2016, the UN reported Tuesday.

Colombia's FARC party expels rebel faction

Apo - The FARC political party in Colombia -- created out of a peace agreement between the former guerilla group and the government -- said on Wednesday they have expelled a band of dissidents who announced their return to arms.

Mainstream FARC rebels reject call to arms

Icononzo - The logo on ex-FARC combatant Davinson Lopez's tee-shirt says it all, and it's a message Colombians desperately want to hear: "Our only weapon is peace.

Colombian troops kill nine FARC dissidents in raid: minister

Apo - Colombian troops killed nine FARC dissidents in a raid Friday in what the president said was "a clear message" to their leaders who have formally rejected a 2016 peace agreement and announced a return to arms.

Colombia, Venezuela clash over refuge for former rebel leaders

Apo - Colombian President Ivan Duque accused his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Monday of committing an act of "stupidity" by offering refuge to two of his country's former left-wing guerrilla leaders.

Colombia Supreme Court seeks former FARC leader for drug trafficking

Washington - Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former FARC guerrilla leader for alleged drug trafficking, after he became a fugitive for failing to appear in court.

Colombia releases former FARC leader sought by US

Apo - A former FARC guerrilla leader was freed Thursday on orders of the Colombian Supreme Court, drawing an expression of regret from the United States, which wanted him for alleged drug trafficking.

Colombia's top court orders release of ex-rebel wanted by US

Apo - Colombia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the "immediate release" of a former rebel leader accused of drug trafficking and shot down revisions to the country's peace accord in a double blow for President Ivan Duque.

Colombia's top court orders release of ex-rebel wanted by US

Apo - Colombia's Supreme Court ordered Wednesday the "immediate release" of former FARC guerrilla leader Jesus Santrich, who is wanted by the United States for drug trafficking.

Colombian ex-guerrilla leader arrested, hospitalized upon prison release

Apo - A former left-wing guerrilla leader wanted by the United States for drug trafficking was hospitalized in police custody Saturday with what authorities said were self-inflicted arm wounds.

Special peace court orders release of Colombian former guerrilla

Apo - A special peace court in Colombia on Wednesday ordered the "immediate release" of a former left-wing guerrilla leader wanted by the United States for drug trafficking.

85 FARC members killed in Colombia since peace accord: UN

Apo - Since Colombia signed a peace deal with left-wing FARC rebels two years ago, 85 members of the former guerrilla movement have been murdered, the United Nations said on Monday.

Colombia kills 'horrendous criminal' wanted for journalists' murders

Apo - A dissident rebel believed to be working for a Mexican drug cartel, and on the 'most wanted' lists of two South American countries, was killed Friday in a government operation, Colombia said.

Leader of Colombian rebel splinter group killed in clash

Apo - A top leader of a splinter group of Colombia's FARC rebels was killed Monday in a clash with security forces in the south, the army said.

ELN guerrillas kidnap teen girl in Colombia

Apo - Leftist ELN guerrillas have kidnapped a 15-year-old girl in northwestern Colombia, officials said Saturday, even as peace talks with the government of President Ivan Duque are on hold until all rebel hostages are released.

Colombia kills 'most dangerous' FARC dissident

Apo - Colombian armed forces killed "the most dangerous" dissident guerrilla from now-disbanded Marxist rebels FARC on Saturday in the drug violence-infested jungle area on the border with Ecuador, the government said.

11 FARC dissidents killed in Colombian military operation

Apo - Colombian troops killed 11 dissidents of the disbanded FARC guerrilla group, officials said Monday, as a fight looms over the future of a 2016 peace agreement in runoff presidential elections.

11 FARC dissidents killed in Colombian military operation

Apo - Eleven dissidents of the disbanded FARC guerrilla group were killed in a Colombian military operation in the south of the country, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said Monday.

FARC withdrawing from Colombian presidential race

Apo - Colombia's FARC said Thursday it is pulling out of the country's presidential race after its candidate, 59-year-old ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono, suffered a heart attack.

Colombia's FARC fields ex-rebel chief as presidential candidate

Bogota - Colombia's FARC -- a political party formed from a former rebel group following a historic peace deal -- said Wednesday it was fielding its leader as a candidate in next year's presidential elections.

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Bogota - President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Bogota - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos declared the country's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas "truly over" Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

Colombia's FARC rebels to launch as political party on September 1

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels said Monday they will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal.

Colombia's FARC rebels will launch as political party on September 1

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Monday they will launch as a political party on September 1, a major step as the group transitions into civilian life as part of a historic peace agreement.

Colombia's rebel leader released from hospital after mild stroke

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebels was released Tuesday from a hospital where he was treated after suffering a mild stroke, the government said Tuesday.

Rebel leader recovering well from stroke: doctors in Colombia

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebel group, Rodrigo Londono, is recovering well from a slight stroke and the speech difficulty he initially suffered is gone, doctors said Monday.
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