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ELN announces 5-day ceasefire during Colombia’s presidential elections

Colombia, Ivan Cepeda

Colombia’s National Liberation Army, or ELN, said it would cease its military activities for five days during the weekend of May 27, when presidential elections are held in the country, to facilitate the participation of citizens.

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Colombian government and ELN negotiating new ceasefire in Havana

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Peace talks between the Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) resumed on May 10 in Havana, as the two delegations look to negotiate a new ceasefire. Talks between the Colombian government and ELN which began in Quito 2017, were moved to the Cuban capital after President Lenín Moreno pulled out as a guarantor to the process, following a security crisis on the border between Ecuador and Colombia.

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Cuba Reaches 456 Qualified Athletes to CentAm Games

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Cuba reached the amount of 456 qualified athletes for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games to be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, with the tickets obtained by the athletes of karate-do and Greco Roman wrestling.

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Government of Colombia To Resume Dialogue with ELN

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced today his Government”s decision to resume peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN). In an address from Casa de Nariño (seat of the presidency) Santos said that he has already ordered Gustavo Bell, head of the negotiating team of his administration, to travel to Quito in order to resume negotiations.

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Former FARC Members Arrive in Cuba for Medical Training

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Some 200 young Colombians — mostly former FARC members and campesinos — arrived in Cuba to begin their studies at the Latin American School of Medicine as part of the offer made by Cuba after the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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Raúl receives Colombian President

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Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday morning, July 17, received the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Colombia votes No to peace deal

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The option not to ratify the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP won with 50,23% (6,428,776 votes) after the results of 99.76 % of polling stations had been collected; while the “yes” vote garnered 49,76% (6,369,008 ballots), according to information released by electoral authorities.

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Cartagena: A new era of peace begins

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Shortly after noon, yesterday, September 25, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers arrived here, to attend the signing of the final agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People’s Army (FARC-EP) to end the armed conflict and construct a stable, lasting peace in the country.

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“It is possible to achieve peace with dignity for all concerned”

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Remarks by Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations Organization, at the signing ceremony of the agreements on a bilateral, final ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities, the laying down of arms, and guarantees of security reached between the government of Colombia and FARC-EP, Havana, June 23, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution.”

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Timoleón Jiménez: May this be the last day of war

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“May this be the last day of war,” were the words FARC Comandante Timoleón Jiménez chose to begin his comments following the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the Colombian government, going on to recall former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who he described as “a warrior for peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, without whose valuable initiative and efforts, this historic event would not have been possible.”