Colombia's biggest narcotics gang, Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. They say the gesture is meant "to contribute to a full, total and lasting peace." The Colombian government says that it welcomes the move but also that it will continue their pressure on the organization.
Colombia's biggest narcotics gang, the paramilitary Clan del Golfo, has announced it has stopped armed actions to support peace efforts aimed at burying a half a century of conflict between the government and rebel forces. Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, world, metro manila, regions and exclusive special investigative reports.
The biggest narcotics gang of the country, the paramilitary Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. 2017-12-14 20:30:10 (First version)
The biggest narcotics gang of the country, the f a r - r i g h t paramilitary Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13 . T h e y s a y t h e g e s t u r e i s m e a n t " t o c o n t r i b u t e t o a f u l l , t o t a l a n d l a s t i n g p e a c e . " T h e g o v e r n m e n t d o e s n o t c o n s i d e r t h e g a n g a s a p o l i t i c a l a c t o r i n t h e C o l o m b i a n p e a c e p r o c e s s. 2017-12-14 22:30:07 (Update)
The biggest narcotics gang i n the country, the far-right paramilitary Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. They say the gesture is meant "to contribute to a full, total and lasting peace." The government does not consider the gang as a political actor in the Colombian peace process . T h e p e a c e p r o c e s s f o r e s e e s l e n i e n c y m e a s u r e s f o r t h e r e p e n t a n t. 2017-12-15 00:30:08 (Update)
C o l o m b i a ' s biggest narcotics gang, Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. They say the gesture is meant "to contribute to a full, total and lasting peace." The C o l o m b i a n government s a y s t h a t i t w e lco me s the m o v e b u t a ls o t ha t it wil l co n tin u e their pressure o n the or gan i z at i o n. (Current version)
Colombian authorities seize 12 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $360 million, from the Clan del Golfo and make four arrests. 2017-11-8 (Context: Clan del Golfo, Illegal drug trade in Colombia)
The National Liberation Army releases former congressman Odin Sanchez, who had been held hostage by the rebel group since April 2016, paving the way for peace talks to begin between the rebels and the Colombian government next week in Ecuador. 2017-02-2 (Context: Colombian government, lasting peace)
The Congress of Colombia unanimously approves a peace deal between the Government and rebel group FARC to end the Colombian conflict. 2016-11-30 (Context: Colombian government, lasting peace)
The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the European Union unanimously vote to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist groups. 2017-11-13 (Context: lasting peace)
Pope Francis, responding to FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono's open letter asking for forgiveness for the suffering the group had inflicted on the country during his talk in Villavicencio, urges Colombians skeptical of the peace deal to be open to reconciliation. 2017-09-8 (Context: lasting peace)
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