Farc

Colombia: Realities

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lloyd Rundle

I am tired. I am weary. I have been in Colombia three years. I have lived in both city and village. I have had enough.

Colombia: Hope and Despair

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lloyd Rundle

Whatever the future holds, Zuluaga's loss in the elections means hope for peace. But Santos needs to prove himelf a real leader with principles to achieve this. Otherwise he is just another leader taking advantage of his people.

Colombia Innovates in Democratic Peacemaking

Kristian Herbolzheimer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Kristian Herbolzheimer

For now, the news is good. Parties are agreeing on essential principles and they are opening space for public debate on how to implement them. The Colombian peace talks are not only moving forward; they are also innovating in democratic peacemaking.

Can FARC's New Website on Female Rebel Fighters Improve Its Image?

Anastasia Moloney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Anastasia Moloney

Girl soldiers learn how to use assault rifles when they are just 11 years old. Women and girls undergo forced abortions and are used by commanders as sex slaves in the rebel ranks. That's what women who have deserted Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have told me, and that's what reports by human rights groups say too.

'Real and Continuity FARC' in Colombia: The Silent and Deadly Rise of Splinter Groups

Ross Frenett | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ross Frenett

Once again it's time for Colombia to look to the lessons of Ireland to avoid leaving the door open to splinter groups that form between the gaps of demobilisation, decommissioning and duplicity.

Colombian Peace Talks - The Differences Were Plain to See But the Common Desire for Peace Was Clear

James O'Keefe | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
James O'Keefe

This was a group of people in anticipation of a new era for their country. I felt simultaneously honoured to bear witness but also a little like a gatecrasher at an intimate family celebration. I wish this family well because peace is an inalienable right too.

Advancing Under Fire: Life Inside FARC

Luke Holland | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK Politics
Luke Holland

"When I saw that red bundle, all covered in blood, well, I realised in that moment that everything had changed." Carol, a former FARC guerrilla, recal...