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FARC

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FARC

Colombian Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict since 1964 add

Category: Politics

Founded in 1964.

Countries: Cuba (64%), Colombia (16%), (7%)

Main connections: Ingrid Betancourt, United Nations, Juan Manuel Santos

Linked to: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Reuters, Colombian Communist Party

 

Timeline


 

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1964

FARC was formed in 1964 by Manuel Marulanda Vélez and other PCC members, after a military attack on the community of Marquetalia add something


1970

By 1970, the "latifundio" type of industrial farm occupied more than 77 per cent of arable land in the country add something


1980

Doug Stokes argues that it was not until the early part of the 1980s that the Colombian government attempted to move away from the counterinsurgency strategy represented by Plan Lazo and Yarborough's 1962 recommendations add something

 

FARC-EP was not initially involved in direct drug cultivation, trafficking, or trans-shipment prior to or during the 1980s add something

 

In the early 1980s, President Belisario Betancur began discussing the possibility of peace talks with the guerrillas add something


1982

By 1982, increased income from the "coca boom" allowed them to expand into an irregular army, which would stage large-scale attacks on Colombian troops add something

 

In 1982, FARC-EP held its Seventh Guerrilla Conference, which called for a major shift in FARC's strategy add something


1983

Uribe's own father had been killed by FARC-EP in an attempted kidnapping in 1983 add something


1984

During the 1984 peace negotiations, FARC pledged to stop kidnapping and condemned the practice add something

 

Ultimately this resulted in the 1984 "La Uribe" Agreement, which called for a cease-fire, which ended up lasting from 1984 to 1987 add something


1985

In 1985, members of the FARC-EP, along with a large number of other leftist and communist groups, formed a political party known as the "Union Patriótica" add something


1986

Between 1986 and 2001, FARC was responsible for 27 assassinations, 15 threats, and 14 other abuses of indigenous people in Antioquia Department add something

 

In 1986, UP candidates won 0350 local council seats, 23 deputy positions in departmental assemblies, 9 seats in the House, and 6 seats in the Senate add something

 

Since 1986, thousands of members of the UP and other leftist parties were murdered add something


1987

In 1987, the President of the UP, Jaime Pardo, was murdered add something


1989

In 1989 a single large landholder had over 0400 UP members murdered add something


1990

During the 1990s, FARC expanded its operations, in some areas, to include trafficking and production, which has provided a significant portion of its funding add something

 

In the early 1990s, the FARC-EP had between 7,000 and 10,000 fighters, organized into 70 fronts spread throughout the country add something

 

Towards the end of 1990, the army, with no advance warning and while negotiations were still ongoing with the group, attacked a compound known as Casa Verde, which housed the National Secretariat of the FARC-EP. The Colombian government argued that the attack was caused by the FARC-EP's lack of commitment to the process, since the organization was continuing its criminal activities add something


1991

On 3 June 1991, dialogue resumed between the Simón Bolívar Guerrilla Coordinating Board and the government on neutral territory in Caracas , Venezuela and Tlaxcala add something


1993

The negotiation process was broken off in 1993 after no agreement was reached add something


1994

Between 1994 and 2001, Molina and other 16th Front members controlled Barranco Minas, where they collected cocaine from other FARC fronts to sell it to international drug traffickers for payment in currency, weapons and equipment add something

 

In 1994, the DEA came to three similar conclusions add something

 

On 23 September 1994, the FARC kidnapped American agricultural scientist Thomas Hargrove and held him captive for 11 months add something


1996

From 1996 to 1998 they inflicted a series of strikes on the Colombian Army, including a three-day offensive in Mitúú , taking a large number of soldiers prisoner add something


1997

According to the "Fundación País Libre" anti-kidnapping NGO, an estimated total of 6,778 people were kidnapped by FARC between 1997 and 2007 add something

 

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia - The AUC was responsible for attacks against the FARC and ELN rebel groups as well as numerous attacks against civilians beginning in 1997 with the Mapiripán Massacre

 

Moncayo was captured on 21 December 1997 add something


1998

The missing witness, a former police inspector, said he had seen Mr McCauley with FARC-EP members in 1998 add something

 

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia - That condition and most of remaining legal framework invoked was previously implemented for the much larger San Vicente del Caguán area that former president Andrés Pastrana granted the FARC guerrillas as safe haven during the 1998-2002 peace process, but there are differences:

 

He was a captain and was captured on 1 November 1998 add something

 

Ovalle and Sanchez were captured on 1 November 1998 add something

 

With the hope of negotiating a peace settlement, on 7 November 1998, President Andrés Pastrana granted FARC-EP a safe haven meant to serve as a confidence building measure, centered around the San Vicente del Caguán settlement add something


1999

In 1999, FARC worked with a United Nations alternative development project to enable the transition from coca production to sustainable food production add something

 

In March 1999 members of a local FARC contingent killed 3 USA-based indigenous rights activists, who were working with the U'Wa people to build a school for U'Wa children, and were fighting against encroachment of U'Wa territory by multinational oil corporations add something

 

In March 1999 members of a local FARC contingent killed 3 indigenous rights activists, who were working with the U'Wa people to build a school for U'Wa children, and were fighting against encroachment of U'Wa territory by multinational oil corporations add something


2000

After his release, Hargrove wrote a book about his ordeal which inspired the 2000 film Proof of Life starring Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe add something

 

In 2000, FARC Spokesman Simon Trinidad said that taxes on drug laboratories represented an important part of the organization's income, although he didn't say how much it was add something

 

Lozada said, however, that it had become an obligatory standard after Commander Jorge Briceño's statements on the matter in April 2000 add something

 

In June 2000, FARC-EP Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada told Human Rights Watch that the minimum recruitment age of fifteen years was set in 1996 but admitted that "this norm was not enforced" until recently add something

 

Lizcano, a Colombian Conservative Party congressman, was kidnapped 5 August 2000 add something

 

He was kidnapped on 5 December 2000 while jogging in the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena add something


2001

A 2001 Human Rights Watch report considered FARC-EP's refusal to admit children under fifteen years old into their forces to be "encouraging" but added that there is "little evidence that this rule is being strictly applied" and called on the group to demobilize all existing child soldiers and cease this practice in the future add something

 

In 2001, Human Rights Watch denounced that the FARC-EP had abducted and executed civilians accused of supporting paramilitary groups in the demilitarized zone and elsewhere, without providing any legal defense mechanisms to the suspects and generally refusing to give any information to relatives of the victims add something

 

After the 21 April 2001 capture of Brazilian drug lord Luiz Fernando da Costa in Colombia, Colombian and Brazilian authorities accused him of cooperating with FARC-EP through the exchange of weapons for cocaine add something

 

On 24 April 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations published the findings of its investigation into IRA activities in Colombia add something

 

Application to the Conduct of the FARC-EP- VII. Child Soldiers'" August 2001 add something

 

Jim Monaghan, Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly , were arrested in Colombia in August 2001 and were accused of teaching bomb-making methods to FARC-EP. add something

 

During October 2001, a key witness in the case against the three Irish republicans disappeared add something


2002

For most of the period between 2002 and 2005, the FARC-EP was believed to be in a strategic withdrawal due to the increasing military and police actions of new president Álvaro Uribe, which led to the capture or desertion of many fighters and medium-level commanders add something

 

In 2002 and 2003, FARC broke up ten large ranches in Meta, an eastern Colombian province, and distributed the land to local subsistence farmers add something

 

In 2002, Amnesty International sent a letter to FARC-EP Commander Manuel Marulanda condemning kidnapping and hostage-taking as well as rejecting the threats directed at municipal or judicial officials and their families, arguing that they are civilians who are protected by international humanitarian law as long as they do not participate in hostilities add something

 

This demand was rejected by the Colombian government based on previous experience during the 2002 peace talks add something

 

Bell UH-1N Twin Huey - It was destroyed on the ground by FARC rebels on 18 January 2002, following an incident in which it was forced down by gunfire

 

On 15 February 2002, the Colombia Three were charged with training FARC-EP members in bomb-making in Colombia add something

 

After a series of high-profile guerrilla actions, including the hijacking of an aircraft, the attack on several small towns and cities, the arrest of the Irish Colombia Three and the alleged training of FARC-EP militants in bomb making by them, and the kidnapping of several political figures, Pastrana ended the peace talks on 21 February 2002 and ordered the armed forces to start retaking the FARC-EP controlled zone, beginning at midnight add something

 

In Monday, 18 March 2002 the Attorney General of the United States John Ashcroft indicted leaders of the FARC after an 18-month investigation into their narcotics trafficking add something


2003

In 2003, Human Rights Watch reported that FARC-EP shows no leniency to children because of their age, assigning minors the same duties as adults and sometimes requiring them to participate in executions or witness torture add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - Relatives of Betancourt and of most of & FARC's political hostages came to strongly reject any potential rescue operations, especially after the death of the governor of the Antioquia department, Guillermo Gaviria, his peace advisor and several soldiers, kidnapped by the FARC during a peace march in 2003

 

Ingrid Betancourt - The Americans, held captive by the FARC from 2003 to 2008, stated that throughout their captivity Betancourt claimed and took more than her fair share of scarce food, clothing, and personal space

 

Northrop Grumman - Tom Janis, a former Northrop employee, was killed by the FARC shortly after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle in 2003

 

On 5 May 2003, the FARC assassinated the governor of Antioquia, Guillermo Gaviria Correa, his advisor for peace, former defense minister Gilberto Echeverri Mejía, and 8 soldiers add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - A video of Betancourt was released by FARC in August 2003


2004

According to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia , 80,000 members of indigenous communities have been displaced from their native lands since 2004 because of FARC-related violence add something

 

During the period she was held kidnapped in the jungle in 2004, Clara Rojas gave birth to her son by Caesarean add something

 

They were eventually found guilty of traveling on false passports in June 2004 but were acquitted of training FARC-EP members add something

 

On 13 July 2004, the office of the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights publicly condemned the group, proving that FARC-EP violated article 17 of the additional Protocol II of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law, as a result of the 10 July massacre of seven peasants and the subsequent displacement of eighty individuals in San Carlos, Antioquia add something

 

In November 2004, the FARC-EP had rejected a proposal to hand over 59 of its captives in exchange for 50 guerrillas imprisoned by the government add something

 

However, they vanished in December 2004 while on bail and returned to Ireland add something

 

On 2 December 2004, the government announced the pardon of 23 FARC-EP prisoners, to encourage a reciprocal move add something

 

On 17 December 2004, the Colombian government authorized Trinidad's extradition to the United States, but stated that the measure could be revoked if the FARC-EP released all political hostages and military captives in its possession before 30 December add something


2005

Overall FARC operations, including attacks against security forces as well as kidnappings and the use of land mines, have increased every year since 2005 add something

 

The NGO has stated that while most of these incidents remain defensive in nature and are not like the large offensives from years past, FARC actions have been growing since 2005, and the rebel group is currently carrying out intense operations against small and medium-sized Colombian military units in vulnerable areas add something

 

Serrania de la Macarena - In late 2005, after FARC guerrillas ambushed a number of Colombian security forces near the park, the Colombian government publicly announced the beginning of a manual coca eradication campaign in La Macarena as a form of retaliation

 

In early February 2005, a series of small-scale actions by the FARC-EP around the southwestern departments of Colombia, resulted in an estimated 40 casualties add something


2006

One prisoner, Julian Ernesto Guevara Castro, a police officer, died of tuberculosis on 28 January 2006 add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - In February 2006, France urged the FARC to seize the chance offered by a European-proposed prisoner swap, accepted by Bogotá, and free dozens it had held for up to seven years

 

On 25 March 2006, after a public announcement made weeks earlier, the FARC-EP released two captured policemen at La Dorada, Putumayo add something

 

In a separate series of events, civilian hostage and German citizen Lothar Hintze was released by FARC-EP on 4 April 2006, after five years in captivity add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - In an interview with French newspaper "L'Humanité" in June 2006, Raul Reyes, a leader of the FARC, said that Betancourt "is doing well, within the environment she finds herself in

 

Another civilian hostage, Fernando Araújo, later named Minister of Foreign Relations and formerly Development Minister, escaped his captors on 31 December 2006 add something


2007

In 2007 FARC-EP Commander Raúl Reyes claimed that their force consisted of 18,000 guerrillas add something

 

He was reunited with his family on 5 January 2007 add something

 

Another prisoner, Jhon Frank Pinchao, a police officer, escaped his captors on 28 April 2007 after nine years in captivity add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - In May 2007, a captured Colombian National Police sub-intendant Jhon Frank Pinchao managed to escape from FARC captivity, claiming that Betancourt was being held in the same prison camp he had been in

 

He was reunited with his family on 15 May 2007 add something

 

Larsson was kidnapped from his ranch in Tierralta, not far from where he was freed, on 16 May 2007, along with his Colombian girlfriend, Diana Patricia Pena while paying workers add something

 

On 28 June 2007, the FARC-EP reported the death of 11 out of 12 provincial deputies from the Valle del Cauca Department whom the guerrillas had kidnapped in 2002 add something

 

Gustavo Petro - In a 5 September 2007 interview for the Colombian newsweekly magazine Revista Cambio, Petro argued that "the FARC are insensitive to the calls of both the international community and Colombian society, because they have lost contact with the world after the assassinations of UP members


2008

He became the 22nd Colombian political hostage to gain freedom during 2008 add something

 

In 2008, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez expressed his disagreement with FARC-EP's resorting to kidnappings add something

 

In 2008, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez recognized the FARC-EP as a proper army add something

 

The FARC-EP secretariat was led by Alfonso Cano and six others after the death of Manuel Marulanda , known as "Tirofijo", or Sureshot in 2008 add something

 

Ingrid Betancourt - In 2008, Chávez, with the initial permission of the Colombian government and the participation of the International Red Cross, organized humanitarian operations in order to receive several civilian hostages whose release had been announced by FARC. The first operation led to the release of Clara Rojas and Consuelo González

 

On 10 January 2008, former vice presidential candidate Clara Rojas and former congresswoman Consuelo González were freed after nearly six years in captivity add something

 

On 13 January 2008, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez stated his disapproval with the FARC-EP strategy of armed struggle and kidnapping saying "I don't agree with kidnapping and I don't agree with armed struggle" add something

 

On 31 January 2008, the FARC-EP announced that they would release civilian hostages Luis Eladio Perez Bonilla, Gloria Polanco, and Orlando Beltran Cuellar to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez as a humanitarian gesture add something

 

On 4 February 2008, several rallies were held in Colombia and in other locations around the world, criticizing FARC-EP and demanding the liberation of hundreds of hostages add something

 

Gustavo Petro - Petro was among those who participated in a 4 February 2008 worldwide demonstration against the FARC. His political party's leaders officially decided not to do so, voting 18 to 3 against an initial proposal made by Petro

 

On 27 February 2008, the three hostages and Jorge Eduardo Gechem Turbay were released by FARC-EP. With the authorization of the Colombian government and the participation of the International Red Cross, a Venezuelan helicopter transported them to Caracas from San José del Guaviare add something

 

On 1 March 2008, the Colombian military attacked a FARC-EP camp inside Ecuador's territory as part of a targeted killing directed at Raúl Reyes add something

 

The "international spokesman" of the organization was represented by "Raul Reyes", who was killed in a Colombian army raid against a guerrilla camp in Ecuador on 1 March 2008 add something

 

Manuel Marulanda Vélez died on 26 March 2008 after a heart attack add something

 

His death would be kept a secret, until Colombian magazine, Revista Semana, published an interview with Colombian defense minister Juan Manuel Santos on 24 May 2008 in which Santos mentions the death of Manuel Marulanda Vélez add something

 

The news was confirmed by FARC-EP commander 'Timochenko' on pan-Latin American television station teleSUR on 25 May 2008 add something

 

Betancourt was rescued by the Colombian government on 2 July 2008 add something

 

On 2 July 2008, under a Colombian military operation called Operation Jaque, the FARC-EP was tricked by the Colombian Government into releasing 15 captives to Colombian Intelligence agents disguised as journalists and international aid workers in a helicopter rescue add something

 

National Army of Colombia - The hostages had been held by the FARC. The operation took place on July 2, 2008, along the Apaporis River in Guaviare Department

 

On 20 July 2008, a subsequent set of rallies against FARC included thousands of Colombians in Bogotá and hundreds of thousands throughout the rest of the country add something

 

Colombia's Program for Humanitarian Attention for the Demobilized announced in August 2008 that 0339 members of Colombia's rebel groups surrendered and handed in their weapons in July, including 0282 guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia add something

 

On Sunday, 26 October 2008, the ex-congressman, Óscar Tulio Lizcano escaped from FARC-EP rebels add something

 

On 21 December 2008, The FARC-EP announced that they would release civilian hostages Alan Jara, Sigifredo López, three low-ranking police officers and a low-ranking soldier to Senator Piedad Córdoba as a humanitarian gesture add something


2009

In 2009, the state's anti-kidnapping agency "Fondelibertad" reviewed 3,307 officially unsettled cases and removed those that had already been resolved or for which there was insufficient information add something

 

In February 2009, Sigifredo López, the only deputy who survived and was later released by FARC, accused the group of killing the 11 captives and denied that any military rescue attempt had taken place add something

 

On 1 February 2009, the FARC-EP proceeded with the release of the four security force members, Juan Fernando Galicio Uribe, José Walter Lozano Guarnizo, Alexis Torres Zapata and William Giovanni Domínguez Castro add something

 

On 17 March 2009, The FARC-EP released Swedish hostage Erik Roland Larsson add something

 

On 29 March 2009, the FARC-EP announced that they would give Guevara's remains to his mother add something

 

On 16 April 2009, The FARC-EP announced that they would release Army Corporal Pablo Emilio Moncayo Cabrera to Piedad Córdoba as a humanitarian gesture add something

 

On 28 June 2009, the FARC announced that they would release Professional Soldier Josue Daniel Calvo Sanchez add something

 

On 22 December 2009, the body of Luis Francisco Cuéllar, the Governor of Caquetá, was discovered, a day after he had been kidnapped from his house in Florencia, Caquetá add something


2010

The FARC claimed responsibility for Cuéllar's kidnapping and murder in January 2010 add something

 

The FARC handed over Guevara's remains on 1 April 2010 add something

 

On 13 June 2010, Colombian troops rescued Police Colonel Luis Herlindo Mendieta Ovalle, Police Captain Enrique Murillo Sanchez and Army Sergeant Arbey Delgado Argote, after twelve years as prisoners add something

 

In early September 2010, FARC-EP attacks in the southern departments of Nariño and Putumayo killed some fifty policemen and soldiers in hit-and-run assaults add something

 

National Army of Colombia - Its greatest accomplishment was on the 23rd September 2010 when Operation Sodoma was executed and led to the death of the FARC's top military commander "'Jorge Briceño Suárez"' aka "'Mono Jojoy"'

 

Colombian authorities announced the death of Víctor Julio Suárez Rojas, known as "Mono Jojoy", on 23 September 2010 add something


2011

By early 2011 Colombian authorities and news media reported that the FARC and the clandestine sister groups have partly shifted strategy from guerrilla warfare to 'a war of militias', meaning that they are increasingly operating in civilian clothes while hiding amongst sympathizers in the civilian population add something

 

During the year 2011, fifty-six indigenous people have been killed add something

 

Jeremy McDermott, co-director of Insight Crime, estimates that FARC may have some 30,000 'part-time fighters' in 2011, consisting of both armed and unarmed civilian supporters making up the rebel militia network, instead of full-time fighters wearing uniforms add something

 

Juan Manuel Santos, the current President of Colombia, has followed a middle path by recognizing in 2011 that there is an "armed conflict" in Colombia although his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, strongly disagreed add something

 

The army says it has 'identified' at least 1,400 such militia members in the FARC strongholds of Valle del Cauca and Cauca in 2011 add something

 

The year 2011 saw over 2,000 incidents of FARC activity, which was the highest figure recorded since 1998 add something

 

In January 2011 Juan Manuel Santos admitted that FARC-EP had killed 0460 government soldiers and wounded over 2,000 in 2010 add something

 

In early January 2011 the Colombian army said that the FARC has some 18,000 members, with 9,000 of those forming part of the militias add something

 

In April 2011 the Colombian congress issued a statement saying that FARC has a 'strong presence' in roughly one third of the municipalities in Colombia, while their attacks have increased add something

 

Tumaco - On 17 August 2011, four soldiers from the Colombian army were killed in Tumaco by &FARC-EP guerrillas from the 29th front

 

Tumaco - On 29 August 2011 five more soldiers were killed by guerrillas in the outskirts of the city, A few weeks earlier, guerrillas from the Western Bloc of the FARC-EP stormed the local prison, freeing roughly fifteen imprisoned FARC members

 

The Colombian military had information indicating that there could be captives in the area and initiated Operation Jupiter in October 2011, using a 56 men Special Forces unit to carry out surveillance for preparing a future rescue mission that would involve additional troops and air support add something

 

Cano was killed in a military operation on 4 November 2011 add something

 

Colombian troops killed FARC leader Alfonso Cano in a firefight on 4 November 2011 add something

 

On 26 November 2011, the FARC killed Police Captain Edgar Yesid Duarte Valero, Police Lieutenant Elkin Hernandez Rivas, Army Corporal Libio Jose Martinez Estrada and Police Intendant Alvaro Moreno after government troops approached the guerrilla camp where they were held add something


2012

In 2012 FARC announced they would no longer participate in kidnappings for ransom and released the last 10 soldiers and police officers they kept as prisoners but it has kept silent about the status of hundreds of civilians still reported as hostages add something

 

In February 2012, FARC announced that it would release ten members of the security forces, who it described as political prisoners, representing the last such captives in its custody add something

 

On 26 February 2012, the FARC announced that they would release their remaining ten political hostages add something

 

The hostages were released on 2 April 2012 add something

 

On 11 October 2012 Jamal Yousef, aka "Talal Hassan Ghantou", a native of Lebanon, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to provide military-grade weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia , in exchange for over a ton of cocaine add something


2013

On 27 May 2013, it was announced that one of the most contentious issues had been resolved add something

 

On July 1, 2013, FARC and the second-largest guerrilla group in Colombia, ELN, announced that they would be working together to find a "political solution to the social and armed conflict add something

 

On 6 November 2013 the Colombian government and FARC announced that they had come to an agreement regarding the participation of political opposition and would begin discussing their next issue, the illicit drug trade add something


2014

On 23 January 2014 Juan Fernando Cristo, the President of the Senate of Colombia, proposed a second Plan Colombia during a conference on the Colombian peace process in Washington, D.C. Cristo stated that this new plan should be "for the victims" and should redirect the resources from the original Plan Colombia towards supporting a post-conflict Colombia add something

 

On May 16, 2014, the Colombian government and the FARC rebels agreed to work together against drug trafficking, added to the development of these peace talks add something


2015

Hugo Chavez - In 2015, Chávez's former bodyguard Leamsy Salazar stated in "Bumerán Chávez" that Chávez met with the high command of FARC in 2007 somewhere in rural Venezuela

 

On May 22, 2015, FARC announced it would be ending the unilateral ceasefire it had announced the previous December add something

 

On June 28, 2015 World Renowned Humanitarian and Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on his three-day-visit to Cuba, had several rounds of discussions with the FARC members in an exercise of confidence-building in the peace process, which had many hurdles from the past three years add something

 

On 8 July 2015, FARC announced a unilateral ceasefire, which began on 20 July 2015 add something

 

On 30 September 2015, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar alleged that Vatican-backed Norway headed by Pope Francis, which was part of a four nation pack acting as guarantors in the talks is sidetracking his effort at brokering seminal peace deal between Colombian government and FARC guerillas add something


2016

On June 23, 2016 the peace treaty was signed between the FARC Guerilla Army and the Colombian Government, in Havana, Cuba add something

 

On June 23, 2016, the FARC signed a peace agreement with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos in Havana add something

 

In August 25, 2016, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, announced that four years of negotiation has secured a peace deal with FARC and that a national referendum would take place on 2 October add something

 

Juan Manuel Santos - In September 2016, Santos announced that an agreement had been made completely settling the dispute between the Colombian government and FARC on the basis of a truth and reconciliation-like process, in which a combination of complete admissions of guilt and community service on the part of perpetrators of misdeeds during the years of conflict would serve in place of retributive justice

 

xyzgh Colombia - Afterward, the Colombian government and the FARC signed a revised peace deal in November 2016, which the Colombian congress approved


2017

On February 18th, 2017, the last FARC guerrillas arrived in a designated transition zone, where they began the process of disarming add something

 

On February 18, 2017, FARC rebels moved into transition zones and began the process of disarming add something

 

On 27 June 2017, FARC ceased to be an armed group, disarming itself and handing over its weapons to the United Nations add something

 

On 27 June 2017, the FARC ceased to be an armed group, with its forces disarming and handing more than 7,000 weapons to the United Nations at a ceremony hosted by the FARC leadership, and the Colombian government, which included the Cabinet and President Juan Manuel Santos add something

 

Colombian Communist Party - In July 2017, the PCC and FARC announced plans to create a new political alliance ahead of the Colombian parliamentary election, 2018

 

At the end of a six-day visit to Colombia, on 9 October 2017 the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Andrew Gilmour issued statement welcoming progress in the demobilization and disarmament of the FARC. However, He expressed, concern about problems in the implementation of the accords which relate to the continued attacks against human rights defenders and community leaders add something


2018

On 15 July 2018, the Colombian and Peruvian governments launched a joint military effort known as Operation Armageddon to combat FARC dissidents add something