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Colombia: Peace with FARC after 54 years

Alex Corvadt – Political Correspondent

The Brief:

The Colombian government’s 54 year civil-war with the rebel group known as FARC has come to an end. On Monday night at midnight, government forces and rebel groups brought a cease-fire into effect, the first step in a peace-process that is hoped to be a permanent one. 644 more words

War And Conflict


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August 29, 2016

The war in Colombia is officially over.  At zero hours this morning, a definitive bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities went into effect, officially ending Colombia’s fifty-two year old internal armed conflict with the FARC.   354 more words


Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, Aug. 22, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country’s biggest rebel group. 448 more words

Latin America & The Caribbean

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Colombia Government and FARC Rebels Announce Peace Deal

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United Nations

FARC sets permanent cease-fire deal with Colombian government

HAVANA — The commander of Colombia’s biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. 148 more words