September 3, 1991
Colombian guerrillas and government representatives have scheduled a meeting Wednesday in neighboring Venezuela to resume peace talks begun in June. Despite ongoing talks, guerrillas have intensified attacks. Last week, 11 people were killed in a fight between members of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), the largest guerrilla army, and a civilian self-defense group in rural Tolima province.
January 10, 2002 |
The Colombian peace process collapsed Wednesday, sparking fears of a bloody new chapter in this country's long civil war. In a nationally televised address, President Andres Pastrana announced that the government is breaking off talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC. Pastrana said the leftist rebels weren't negotiating in good faith and gave the group 48 hours to evacuate a demilitarized zone created three years ago for the talks.