After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.
Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.
At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.
Class conflict, rural - urban divisions, and impunity for criminals created circumstances putting Obando and other political activists at high risk.
The arrest of Liliany Obando on trumped up charges is under scrutiny, as evidence against her is lacking.
WASHINGTON - In what seems to be a growing diplomatic spat, the United States State Department announced it was cancelling the diplomatic visa of Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador here in Washington, Dec. 29.
Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.
Senator Piedad Cordoba Ruiz has been declared guilty of "relations with the FARC," threatening national unity and treason.