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3/30/2009 : FARC says ready to exchange hostages

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said it is ready to make a swap of hostages for rebel prisoners, the organization Colombians for Peace said Sunday. The FARC's statement came one day after President Alvaro Uribe rejected a political dialogue with the group.

3/27/2009 : Indigenous start search for murdered Awá

800 members of several of Colombia's indigenous peoples started a search Monday to find the bodies of the eight indigenous Awá people who were killed by the FARC.

3/25/2009 : Colombia: Legal system used to hound human rights defenders

Amnesty International today condemned the Colombian authorities for using the country’s legal system to undermine the legitimate work of human rights defenders.

3/13/2009 : 'Colombians for Peace' ask ELN to reject kidnapping

'Colombians for Peace' asked the ELN to stop kidnappings. The written request is the group's first response to ELN's expressed desire to initiate a dialogue on 19th January.

3/12/2009 : Colombia releases ex-Farc rebels

The Colombian government is to release two former leftist guerrillas from prison after they renounced violence and vowed to work for peace.

3/9/2009 : Colombia Protests Against Unlawful Killings by Security Forces

Demonstrations were taking place in Bogotá and other Colombian cities on Friday, focused on the on-going problem of unlawful killings by the security forces.

3/8/2009 : UN worried about 'false positives', displaced and paras

The United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia says to be concerned about forced displacement in the country, the 'false positives' scandal and the emergence of new paramilitary gangs.

3/6/2009 : Colombia's government admits to atrocities

Colombia's government has acknowledged state responsibility for the 1990 murders in the rural northwest of the country by rightwing paramilitary forces.

3/5/2009 : Former army chief aligned with paramilitaries: Don Berna

Extradited paramilitary warlord Diego 'Don Berna' Murillo testified before a U.S. court that Colombia's former army chief and current ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Mario Montoya, aligned with paramilitary organization AUC in 2002.

3/1/2009 : Moncayo is on the River.. Freed Hostage Calls for Peace Negotiations

In a raft built by a craftsman of Chaparral (Tolima), professor Gustavo Moncayo undertook Friday a tour on the Magdalena River, to promote a referendum in favour of the humanitarian exchange.

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