From Palm Sunday to Easter we passed within seven days from the olive branch to the drama of martyrdom and the death of Jesus. In all these days the most popular word was “peace” as if we had somehow wanted to exorcise it by imagining that just to mention it, the spirits were acquitted and humanity would find its “lost paradise”.
Bogotà (Colombia) - Odin Sanchez was one of the last hostages the National Liberation Army or ELN was holding in the jungle – a former Congressman who last year swapped places in captivity with his sick brother.
The Paris peace conference is hoping to drive home a message of opposition to Israeli settlements and the establishment of a Palestinian state, just days ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Colombia’s Congress passed a law on Wednesday offering amnesty to thousands of demobilizing Marxist guerrilla fighters accused of minor crimes in the country’s decades-long civil war.
Colombians voted no to the first peace deal signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono last month so they’ve signed another peace deal with minor revisions.
In September, and after four years of talks, members of the FARC rebel group unanimously agree to a peace deal with the government of Colombia.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has agreed a ceasefire extension with Farc rebels to last until the end of the year.
The Colombian government is to start formal peace talks with the ELN – or National Liberation Army – the country’s second largest rebel group.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has dedicated his 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to the victims of, and those who have lived through, the 52-year conflict with FARC rebels.