The possibility of ending nearly 50 years of civil conflict is in sight. While the vast majority of the Colombian public want to see peace, for themselves and especially for their children, the enemies of the peace negotiations appear to be strong, and the risks inherent in the peace process are high.
Authorities have attributed a multi-ton seizure of marijuana to the FARC's 6th Front, indications the Colombian rebel unit is prominently involved in trafficking this drug as well as cocaine, despite the recent loss of top leaders and the ongoing peace talks. Read More
Colombian security forces have killed a long serving FARC commander who coordinated international drug shipments and colluded with paramilitary successor groups, in a move that could slow the progress of the country's peace process. Read More
At a recent conference on Colombia's peace process, President Juan Manuel Santos offered little indication the government is ready to make the concessions to rebel group the FARC that would likely be needed to end over 50 years of civil conflict. Read More
A new report indicates Colombia's largest guerrilla group the FARC has changed its operations, likely with an eye towards a post-conflict scenario and possible political participation. Read More