Latest Colombian armed conflict Stories

2006-02-27 16:49:59

HAVANA (Reuters) - Exploratory peace talks between the Colombian government and the country's second-largest Marxist guerrilla group ended on Monday with no agreement other than to meet again in April.

2006-02-24 17:37:07

HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia agreed on Friday to suspend capture orders for two leaders of the country's second-largest Marxist guerrilla group in an effort to build trust in peace talks hosted by Cuba.

2006-02-07 13:34:38

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The "granddaddy" of Colombia's right-wing militias, who picked up a shotgun to protect his farm from Marxist rebels 29 years ago and now stands accused of drug smuggling, turned himself in to the government on Tuesday.

2006-01-21 18:37:46

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Twelve Colombian politicians held by Marxist rebels since 2002 are asking neighboring Venezuela to help negotiate their freedom in a video released by the guerillas.

2006-01-20 20:29:46

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels planted landmines that killed four peasants, including a child, earlier this month in a farming community near a coca eradication project, Vice President Francisco Santos said on Friday.

2006-01-19 13:49:41

By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's gunmen are casting a shadow over the country's coming elections, with the government ditching supporters suspected of links to far-right militias and accusing an opponent of conspiring with Marxist rebels.

2006-01-13 19:20:10

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian soldiers killed at least six Marxist rebels in combat on Friday even as the leaders of the guerrilla group prepared for a second round of preliminary peace talks next month, the army said.

2006-01-08 15:33:49

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The Colombian government on Sunday accused left-wing rebels of playing politics with the fate of 63 hostages, including a former presidential candidate and three Americans held by the guerrillas in secret jungle camps.

2005-12-28 00:15:48

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Marxist rebels killed 28 Colombian soldiers on a mission to destroy coca plants on Tuesday, the worst blow against the military for years as tensions rise ahead of 2006 elections.

2005-12-19 15:44:25

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels released a video on Monday showing a former government minister they kidnapped five years ago asking officials to negotiate a hostage exchange.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.