Nearly 800 FARC militants assumed to be in Guaviare district where air force carried out strike
Ivan Marquez, a senate candidate and senior member of the political party formed by the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels, told reporters that party members decided not to field a candidate after Londono underwent open heart surgery on Wednesday.
Decision follows peace deal between Colombian government and FARC guerrillas last year ending decades-long conflict
This is the political party which has emerged, replacing the FARC guerrilla groups since they have disarmed and are preparing to reintegrate into Colombian society,
Authorities receive court approval that protects military personnel in operation
Going by the name Aldemar, the 32-year-old is one of several dissident guerrilla leaders who rejected a December peace deal that saw FARC rebels disarm after a half-century of war against the state.
The Iron from the weapons will be used in the making of three statues to honor the conflict's victims
About 1,000 delegates from the freshly demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia will launch a founding congress to choose their political representatives.
Colombian authorities criticize some items meant to compensate rebels' victims
Change marks group’s transition to political party
Herledy López Hernández held hostage for 2 months
Guerrillas move up disarmament date to deliver arms to UN
The court system, which allows for war crimes reparations, is the backbone of the peace deal the Santos administration reached in November with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels.
Colombia's farmers are pulled into paying "tax" onto cacao beans to drug gangs in the country
UN observes overseeing process
"I'm abandoning my rifle for a broom," said guerrilla Maritza Gonzalez at the FARC's hot, dusty camp in San Jose de Oriente, in northern Colombia.
Members of the FARC, Colombia's largest and oldest guerrilla group, last Saturday finished arriving at the country's 26 zones where they will disarm and eventually live.
The country's last active group, the ELN, said meanwhile the government had begun releasing certain detainees to clear the way for peace talks with that force, too.
Announcement of Ecuador negotiations follows peace deal with FARC
The pardons, as well as an amnesty law currently before Congress, apply only to "political crimes" and not more serious offenses such as killings, rape and torture, he said.