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Colombia AG Says FARC Must Declare Illicit Assets Now

Colombia AG Says FARC Must Declare Illicit Assets Now

Following the signing of a historic peace agreement, Colombia's attorney general has said the country's main guerrilla organization must declare all its assets, opening the door for future legal action and possible prison sentences for those who refuse to do so.

Challenges Remain for Colombia Following Signing of Historic Peace Deal

Challenges Remain for Colombia Following Signing of Historic Peace Deal

Colombia has finally signed a peace deal with the oldest insurgency in the Western Hemisphere. But with the country's criminal economies as strong as ever, the armed conflict is far from over.

Tempted by Gold, FARC Dissidents Reject Peace Process

Tempted by Gold, FARC Dissidents Reject Peace Process

A group of guerrillas in Colombia who have deserted the country's ongoing peace process are reportedly seeking control over lucrative criminal economies, illustrating a number of challenges associated with the expected criminalization of rebels as the demobilization process moves forward.

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

The contrast between the FARC’s 10th Conference and the last peace process in this same place 16 years ago could not be more marked. The FARC has changed and cannot go back to the war it once waged, funded by billions from the drug trade.

FARC Leaders Assemble in Colombia for Rebel's Final Conference

FARC Leaders Assemble in Colombia for Rebel's Final Conference

Colombia's FARC guerrillas are assembling for their 10th and final conference, marking the last days of Latin America's most powerful insurgency -- and one of its biggest criminal organizations.

Colombia's Human Rights Defenders Are Dying for Peace

Colombia's Human Rights Defenders Are Dying for Peace

Multiple recent assassinations of Colombian human rights defenders are adding to concerns that criminal organizations are attempting to eliminate potential civilian adversaries, a trend that could disrupt the successful implementation of a peace deal with the country's main guerrilla group.

Colombia Races Clock to Suppress Explosion in Coca Crops

Colombia Races Clock to Suppress Explosion in Coca Crops

A controversy over Colombia's drug strategy reflects an official sense of urgency to reverse booming coca cultivation as the country prepares to end over 50 years of armed conflict with the FARC rebel group.

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.