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Colombia Sends Mixed Signals on FARC Extradition

Colombia's recent approval of the extradition of a rebel leader to the United States appears to contradict previous pledges and may complicate the nation's ongoing...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left) and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
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Impunity Issue Looms Large Over Colombia’s Peace Process

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...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos
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Santos: No US Extradition for FARC

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will seek to prevent US extradition for leaders of guerrilla group the FARC, in a move that will stoke...
Police are on the trail of Urabeños leaders
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Colombia’s Peace Talks and the Urabeños’ Exit Strategy

News that the captured "political chief" of the Urabeños had been seeking a peace process with the Colombian government is the latest sign that Colombia's leading...
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Prospect of Peace in Colombia Changing FARC Operations

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...
Colombia peace talks envoy Bernard Aronson (left) and US State Secretary John Kerry
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What US Participation in Peace Talks Means for Colombia

US participation in Colombia's peace talks raises questions about how Colombia will grapple with the tricky issue of granting FARC leaders immunity from extradition...
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The Financial Pitfalls of Peace for Colombia’s ELN*

Authorities in Colombia have opened an investigation into massive extortion payments made by a multinational company to guerrilla groups the FARC and ELN,...
Former Police General Oscar Naranjo Trujillo
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Colombia’s FARC Agrees to Break Ties to Drug Trafficking: Ex Police Cmdr

As Colombia's government and the FARC rebels accelerate towards a final peace agreement, a former police commander working with the government's negotiating team...
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Three Questions as Colombia’s Peace Talks Resume

More than three weeks after suspending talks with guerrilla group the FARC, the Colombian government has resumed negotiations with the rebels. But one of the...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos
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Colombia President Proposes Making Drug Trafficking a ‘Political Crime’

In a radio interview, President Juan Manuel Santos said that Colombia should consider expanding its definition of political crimes to include drug trafficking,...
General Ruben Alzate received a flag from President Santos
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Colombia Peace Process Suspended: Action of Rogue FARC Unit?

Colombia's president has suspended a two-year peace process with the FARC guerrillas after the kidnapping of an army general, amid questions of whether this action...
A soldier guards workers eradicating coca plants
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FARC, Colombia Govt Drug Agreement Doomed to Failure?

As peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels stumble on, a report from the Transnational Institute finds deep flaws in the May agreement on...