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A decade after a stinging failure, Colombia appears once again prepared to enter into peace talks in an effort to bring an end to Latin America's oldest insurgency.

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Five facts about Colombia's FARC rebelsupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 00:03:00

The Colombian president said Monday the government is in "exploratory" talks with Latin America's oldest insurgency.

Bodies of pilots from crashed Colombian military plane retrievedupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 07:00:00

The bodies of two pilots who were aboard a Colombian Air Force plane when it crashed Wednesday in a rebel zone in southwestern Colombia were retrieved Thursday.

Colombian rebels release video of captured French journalistupdated: Mon May 28 2012 20:14:00

Sitting on a simple chair, shirtless except for a bandage covering a part of his arm, the man seems relaxed. Almost cool, he smiles at one point and cracks a joke.

Colombia's FARC rebels to release French journalist, statement says updated: Sun May 27 2012 08:40:00

FARC rebels in Colombia say they will release French journalist Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, according to a statement posted on a website linked to the armed leftist insurgent group.

Colombian rebels free 10 hostagesupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 21:36:00

Ten hostages held by a leftist rebel group in Colombia for more than a decade were freed on Monday in a move that might help push peace talks forward, but was also met with some skepticism in a country home to Latin American's oldest insurgency.

FARC to release last government hostages starting Mondayupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 14:34:00

Colombian rebels are prepared to release 10 hostages on Monday and Wednesday, officials said.

Colombian troops kill dozens of guerrillas, defense minister saysupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 15:35:00

Colombian authorities have killed dozens of leftist guerrillas in the past day, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday.

Santos le responde a las FARCupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 15:35:00

El presidente de Colombia le responde a la guerrilla, diciendo que ésta le miente a la comunidad internacional.

FARC says no more ransom kidnappingsupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 10:07:00

Colombian rebel group FARC promises to free all military and police hostages and to cease kidnapping for money.

Colombia's FARC: Some hostages to be freed; ransom kidnappings to stopupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 10:07:00

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, said Sunday it will free its remaining 10 government hostages and stop kidnapping civilians for money.

FARC delays hostage releaseupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 08:02:00

Colombian guerrillas have postponed the release of six hostages because of alleged militarization in the area where they operate, the group said Wednesday.

Colombian rebels open door for talksupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 06:53:00

Colombia's main leftist group suggested on Monday it is willing to reopen talks with the government.

U.S. considers Venezuela's incoming defense chief a drug 'kingpin'updated: Sat Jan 07 2012 19:13:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has tapped a leading general accused by the United States of being a drug "kingpin" to be the country's new defense minister.

FARC to release 6 hostagesupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 10:18:00

Colombia's main leftist rebel group says it plans to release six hostages, including three who have been in captivity for more than 12 years.

Colombian rebels kill 4 hostages, president saysupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 21:46:00

Colombia's main leftist rebel group shot and killed four hostages held for more than a decade, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday, vowing to fight the rebels with everything in reach.

Colombian rebels tap new leaderupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 16:39:00

Colombia's main leftist rebel group announced Tuesday that it had selected a new leader after its former chief was killed in a military operation earlier this month.

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials for allegedly helping FARC rebelsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 18:11:00

The U.S. Treasury Department has added four Venezuelan officials to its drug "kingpin" list for allegedly providing arms and security to the FARC leftist guerrilla group.

Feds: Extradited FARC leader convicted in U.S. on drug chargesupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 22:55:00

A Colombian man who federal authorities say was a leader of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was convicted in U.S. federal court Thursday of conspiring to import thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States, according to prosecutors.

Colombia's defense minister resigns as FARC actions reported on riseupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 23:31:00

Colombian Minister of Defense Rodrigo Rivera resigned Wednesday amid growing concern in the country over increased activity by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Colombians sick of guerrilla war hold national 'peace congress'updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:05:00

More than 15,000 people descended on this oil-rich north-central Colombian city last week to attend a national "peace congress" aimed at bringing calm to areas torn by decades of fighting among guerrillas, paramilitary units and government forces.

Colombia's indigenous communities caught in the middleupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 18:08:00

The call came in the morning of July 30 to the offices of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, a local organization in the province of the same name in southern Colombia. A woman asked for group's boss and, at being asked to identify herself, threatened the person who answered the phone.

FARC leader narrowly escapes attack, Colombian president saysupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 20:42:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday that the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia escaped an attack by less than a day.

Colombian guerrillas convicted of kidnapping Americanupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:22:00

Three members of a Colombian paramilitary organization were convicted Tuesday in federal court in New York for their role in the kidnapping of an American who was held hostage in a jungle camp for nearly a year.

Ecuador to investigate FARC links to presidentupdated: Wed May 18 2011 16:04:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will face an investigation into whether his presidential campaign received money from Colombian leftist guerrillas, Ecuador's attorney general's office said.

Colombian officials hope to extradite terror suspect from Venezuelaupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:21:00

Venezuelan authorities may hand over an alleged leader of a leftist guerrilla group Monday, Colombia's president said.

Colombian military kills 15 rebels, president saysupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 14:40:00

Colombian armed forces have killed 15 guerrillas in the western province of Cauca, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday.

Colombian military kills FARC leaderupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 08:39:00

The Colombian military killed a rebel leader who was a liaison with Mexican drug cartels, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

Mixed signals on Colombian hostage releaseupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 11:04:00

An operation to retrieve two Colombian hostages held by the FARC rebel group will resume Tuesday, the Red Cross said, but the government denied that it had authorized such a move.

Colombian rebel group releases 2 hostagesupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 10:53:00

Two hostages freed by a Colombian rebel group reunited with their family members in the country's capital Friday.

Colombian rebel group scheduled to release 2 hostagesupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 03:22:00

A Colombian rebel group is expected to release two hostages Friday, according to a former senator who helped coordinate the humanitarian mission to free them.

FARC releases hostageupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 03:22:00

CNN's Michael Holmes talks with Luis Carlos Velez about the timing of the latest FARC hostage release.

One of five Colombian hostages is released by FARCupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 02:33:00

Colombian politician Marcos Baquero was released by the FARC Colombian rebel group after one year and seven months of captivity, according to CNN affiliate Caracol TV.

FARC says it's ready to release 5 hostagesupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 00:03:00

Colombian rebels say they are ready to start the unilateral release of five hostages, according to a message posted Wednesday on a former Colombian senator's website.

Colombian military's new weapon against rebels: Christmas treesupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 07:00:00

This holiday season, the Colombian military is trying a unique angle to get guerrillas to lay down their arms: It is creating Christmas trees deep in the jungle in hopes the holiday spirit will tug the rebels back home.

FARC says it will release 5 hostagesupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 21:46:00

Colombian rebels say they plan to release five hostages as a humanitarian gesture.

13 FARC guerrillas killed in airstrikeupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 17:52:00

The Colombian military on Monday killed at least 13 FARC guerrillas in an airstrike in southern Colombia, officials said.

U.S. deports convicted FARC collaboratorupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 13:23:00

A woman convicted of collaborating with the notorious Colombian guerrilla group FARC has been deported, U.S. immigration officials said Thursday.

Colombian senator ousted for links to FARCupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 16:27:00

Colombia's attorney general removed and disqualified Sen. Piedad Cordoba from the Congress for 18 years for having "promoted and collaborated" with the FARC guerrillas, the attorney general's office said in a statement.

No. 2 FARC leader deadupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 21:06:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports Colombian govt. says FARC's second in command was killed in a joint operation.

Guerrilla leader killed in Colombia, president saysupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 21:06:00

The No. 2 leader in a Marxist guerrilla group that has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s has been killed in a military raid, President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday.

Police: 'Wanted' FARC commander killedupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 06:44:00

A Colombian airstrike over the weekend killed a high-ranking rebel commander who was wanted in the United States, police said.

Top FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in cocaine conspiracyupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 13:48:00

A former front commander in Colombia's main leftist rebel group was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday for conspiring to import tons of cocaine into the United States, prosecutors said.

Colombia says it has proof that FARC leaders are in Venezuelaupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 19:55:00

Colombian authorities have proof that high-ranking leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, live in Venezuela, the Colombian government said Thursday.

Colombian army kills 12 FARC rebels, president saysupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 11:23:00

The Colombian military killed 12 Marxist guerrilla rebels in a gunbattle Sunday in the central state of Tolima, President Alvaro Uribe said on his website.

Colombian rebels release proof-of-life videosupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 13:04:00

Colombian TV stations aired proof-of-life videos Monday of five hostages being held by Marxist guerrillas.

Colombian military reports killing 18 leftist guerrillas in two attacksupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 23:05:00

Colombian military forces killed 18 leftist guerrillas Friday in two operations, the National Defense Ministry said.

Anti-Chavez marches set for Fridayupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 00:52:00

Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday will hold marches around the country and in cities around the world in protest against his hard-line tactics.

Videos show FARC captivesupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 22:35:00

Police officers and soldiers held captive by the leftist guerrilla group known as FARC pleaded to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to negotiate their release in a series of nine proof-of-life videos released Monday.

Colombian guerrillas release video of two hostagesupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 12:11:00

Colombian Marxist guerrillas have released a video showing that two hostages are alive and seemingly well.

Colombia seeks arrest of Mexican student tied to FARCupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 02:10:00

At the request of the Colombian government, Interpol, an international police agency, has issued an alert for the arrest of a Mexican student linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Seven police killed in Colombian rebel attackupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 15:21:00

Marxist rebels killed seven police officers in a roadside ambush in southwestern Colombia, officials said.

Colombia rebels announce hostage releaseupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:18:00

The Colombian Marxist guerrilla group FARC announced Thursday it is releasing a soldier it has held hostage for more than 10 years, a Colombian senator who has brokered previous releases said on her Web page.

Top FARC suspect reportedly captured in Ecuadorupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 14:06:00

Authorities in Ecuador said they have captured a top guerrilla leader belonging to the Marxist FARC group from neighboring Colombia, news outlets reported Wednesday.

Colombian rebels admit killing 8 Indiansupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 09:53:00

Marxist guerrillas admit they recently killed eight Indians whom the rebels accused of collaborating with the Colombian government, media outlets reported Tuesday.

Colombia rebels blamed for more Indian killingsupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 13:57:00

Marxist guerrillas in southwest Colombia are believed to have killed a second group of Indians the rebels accused of helping the government, a state governor said.

FARC rebels release hostagesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 11:14:00

Leftist rebels in Colombia release four hostages in an apparent goodwill gesture. CNN's Kaushal Patel reports.

FARC rebels release 4 Colombian hostagesupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 22:32:00

A Colombian soldier and three police officers were released from captivity by leftist guerrillas Sunday night, completing the first stage of a three-step release of hostages.

FARC releases four hostagesupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 22:32:00

Leftist rebels release four hostages held nearly two years in the jungles of Colombia.

Release of Colombian hostages set for weekendupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 15:05:00

A Colombian delegation, led by a federal senator, has left for Brazil on the first leg of a multiday journey to obtain the release of six hostages held by the FARC guerrilla group.

FARC rebels blamed for deadly Bogota bombingupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 09:51:00

Colombian officials are blaming the FARC guerrilla group for an explosion in an upscale Bogota neighborhood Tuesday night that killed two people and wounded 20.

Guerrillas flee FARC camp with abducteesupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 20:52:00

Two guerrillas fled their camp Tuesday deep in the forests of southern Colombia with two kidnap victims that they used in exchange for their freedom, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.

Colombian rebel group to release 6 hostagesupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 20:46:00

A Colombian rebel group announced plans to release 6 hostages, including former Gov. Alan Jara and former legislator Sigifredo Lopez Tobon, according to a statement from the group on Sunday.

FARC rebels to exchange letters on hostagesupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 20:45:00

Leftist rebels announced Tuesday they have agreed to exchange letters with a self-appointed group of Colombians, including some prominent public figures, to discuss the possible release of hostages the rebels are holding.

Colombian rebels offer hostage talksupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 23:41:00

Leftist rebels announced Tuesday they have agreed to exchange letters with a self-appointed group of Colombians, including some prominent public figures, to discuss the possible release of hostages the rebels are holding.

Treasury freezes U.S. assets of FARC membersupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 12:13:00

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday froze the U.S. assets of eight members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which it has deemed a narco-terrorist organization.

FARC turns over 8 hostages to Red Crossupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 06:45:00

The International Committee of the Red Cross announced Thursday that it arranged for the release Wednesday of eight civilians held for a week by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

The moment of rescueupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 18:35:00

Robin Meade talks with the three Americans held captive by FARC about their rescue.

Ex-FARC hostage: Rebels 'don't recognize humanity'updated: Fri Jul 11 2008 21:02:00

Three Americans rescued last week from captivity in the Colombian jungle will return to their homes Saturday, the U.S. Army South said.

Source: 2 FARC members offered money to help rescueupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 16:54:00

At least two members of the Colombian rebel group FARC were offered money to switch sides and deliver bogus orders as part of last week's rescue of 15 FARC hostages, a source close to Colombian military intelligence told CNN Wednesday.

Former hostages attend Massupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 16:54:00

Former FARC hostages attend a Mass in Bogota in honor of Julian Guevara, who died in 2006 after years in captivity.

Report: Rebels proposed peace days before hostage rescueupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 03:10:00

The new leader of a rebel group in Colombia proposed peace talks with the government in a message made public Tuesday.

Freed hostage: FARC is 'a lie'updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 23:34:00

Freed hostage Marc Gonsalves says the rebel group that took him captive are "terrorists."

Old-fashioned fake-out results in freedom for hostagesupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 20:12:00

Government agents posing as rebels tricked a gang of armed desperados into handing over 15 hostages during a rendezvous deep in Colombia's unforgiving jungle.

Time.com: Among the FARC's True Believersupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 13:00:00

Colombia's rebel movement may have suffered several blows, but don't tell that to Comandante Alberto and his bitter-enders

Rescue hinged on fake 'international mission'updated: Thu Jul 03 2008 12:22:00

Secret agents posing as leftist rebels hoodwinked insurgents and freed 15 hostages from the jungles of Colombia by pretending an "international mission" was on its way to visit the hostages, authorities in Colombia say.

Colombian president on rescueupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 12:22:00

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe speaks about the hostage rescue that freed 15 people.

American contractors among hostages rescued with Betancourtupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 21:59:00

The relatives of three U.S. government contractors who were rescued in Colombia rejoiced as the men boarded a plane home Wednesday.

Colombian rebels release video of abducted congressmanupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 20:08:00

Colombia's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has released a video of an abducted congressman as proof the politician is alive.

FARC leader's death brings hope for hostages' freedomupdated: Mon May 26 2008 22:11:00

Relatives and friends of the hundreds of men and women held hostage in the jungles of Colombia held out hope for their release now that the leader of the country's largest leftist guerilla group is dead.

Colombian official urges inquiry based on laptop infoupdated: Thu May 22 2008 22:20:00

A Colombian prosecutor called Thursday for an investigation into 12 people for alleged ties to a leftist rebel group.

FARC commander gives up, calls for dialogueupdated: Mon May 19 2008 23:05:00

The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's Force 47 told reporters in Bogota Monday -- a day after surrendering -- that "the solution is not through war. There must be dialogue."

Colombia rebel leader surrendersupdated: Sun May 18 2008 23:30:00

A senior rebel leader in Colombia surrendered Sunday -- the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the Colombian state for 40 years.

Time.com: South America's Most Troubled Borderupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 13:20:00

On the border between Ecuador and Colombia, FARC rebels -- and the government forces chasing them -- have created the continent's most serious security crisis

Costa Rican security minister steps down over FARC concernsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 05:37:00

The security minister in Costa Rica stepped down Sunday after alluding to possible links between a Colombian rebel group and Costa Rican politicians.

Ex-lawmakers freed by FARC arrive in Venezuelaupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 22:43:00

Four former Colombian lawmakers arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday after being released by the guerilla group that had held them captive in the jungle for nearly six years.

Rebels abduct 6 tourists, Colombia's navy saysupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 14:59:00

The same leftist rebel group that released two long-held hostages three days ago has kidnapped six tourists at a remote beach on Colombia's Pacific coast, a spokeswoman for the Colombian navy said Monday.

Colombian rebels free hostagesupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 21:08:00

FARC rebels in Colombia release two female politicians held hostage for six years. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Time.com: Colombian Hostages: Free This Time updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 18:00:00

Castigated for losing track of their own prisoners, leftist rebels release two long-held women politicians -- which could be a boost for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

Colombian military: Key rebel and drug trafficker killedupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 08:22:00

A key rebel commander and fugitive from a U.S. drug trafficking indictment was killed over the weekend in an air attack on a guerrilla encampment, the Colombian military said Monday.

Chavez to aid Colombia on hostagesupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 22:45:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will negotiate on behalf of the Colombian government with leftist rebels holding dozens of hostages, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced Friday.

Rebels suspected in 9 deaths on Colombian farmupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 22:12:00

Nine people, including four children, were shot and killed at a farm in southern Colombia where the owner had been threatened by guerrillas over extortion payments, police said.

Colombia seeks FARC prisoner swapupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 20:55:00

Colombia has begun releasing prisoners from its largest Marxist rebel group, beginning with its "foreign minister," Rodrigo Granda, in hopes of getting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to reciprocate, authorities said Wednesday.

Colombian army: Rebels kill 24 soldiersupdated: Tue Dec 27 2005 13:14:00

Leftist rebel forces ambushed a military patrol in southern Colombia at dawn Tuesday, killing two dozen members, said a Colombian military spokesman.

Colombia: Rebels kill 17 soldiersupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 03:33:00

At least 17 Colombian soldiers have been killed in a guerrilla ambush in the country's oil-rich northeast region, the military said.

Rebels kill 17 Colombian soldiersupdated: Wed Feb 09 2005 17:32:00

Leftist rebels have killed 17 Colombian soldiers, including an army officer, during a firefight in the northern province of Uraba, the nation's top military commander said.

Colombian official: Rebels planned to kill Bushupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 12:08:00

U.S. President George W. Bush was targeted for assassination by Marxist rebels this week when he visited the city of Cartagena, a Colombian official said Saturday.

IRA suspects set free in Colombiaupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 21:57:00

Three suspected members of the Irish Republican Army who were accused of training Colombian rebels in terrorist tactics have been set free from a Bogota prison, a spokesman at the Chief Prosecutor's Office said.

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