June 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sunday agreed to create a truth commission to investigate the deaths of thousands of people in the last five decades of the country's conflict. During negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the government and FARC agreed to ...[read more]
December 31, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 31, 2004, Ricardo Palmera, also known as "Simon Trinidad," was extradited to the United States on charges of drug smuggling and kidnapping. Palmera was a senior leader of the Colombian rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). Colombian President Alvaro Uribe ...[read more]
December 8, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The representative to Colombia for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Thursday reiterated his call for a peaceful solution to the country's ongoing armed conflict. Christian Salazar made his remarks at a press conference following an announcement by the Revolutionary ...[read more]
November 3, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A federal jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday found Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout guilty of four counts of conspiracy connected with the proposed sale of anti-aircraft missiles to drug enforcement informants posing as members of a Colombian terrorist ...[read more]
March 22, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 22, 2006, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted 50 leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for charges stemming from the group's heavy involvement in the narcotics trade. The indictments claimed that FARC is responsible for producing half of the world supply of ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Patrice Collins
A Spanish National Court judge on Monday accused the Venezuelan government of aiding two rebel groups in a plot to assassinate members of the Colombian government in Spain. Judge Eloy Velasco charged six members of the Basque separatist group ETA and seven members of the Colombian rebel group ...[read more]
August 11, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday refused to extradite a suspected Russian arms trafficker to the US to face prosecution for supplying weapons to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In denying the extradition request, Judge Jitakorn Patanasiri said that the accusations made ...[read more]
December 12, 2008
by Ximena Marinero
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has called for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas to abandon arms and release political hostages, promising those who respond to the call a reward and freedom. Uribe Wednesday likened the offered terms to a humanitarian exchange. He... ...[read more]
March 6, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday denounced a Colombian attack on a Ecuadorian camp belonging to the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group as a war crime. Chavez joined Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in condemning Colombia for the attack, and b... ...[read more]
January 31, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Tom Burke: The main legal issue is: the imprisonment, trials, and sentencing of Colombian revolutionaries in U.S. courts is a violation of the Colombian people's sovereignty. Ricardo Palmera is a political prisoner of the U.S. government. The U.S. has no right to put Ricardo Palmera on... ...[read more]

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