Leftist rebels negotiating a peace agreement with the Colombian government on Wednesday declared a unilateral and indefinite cease-fire in hope of drawing a reciprocal halt by the armed forces, something President Juan Manuel Santos has so far resisted.
A Venezuelan judge on Wednesday formally charged opposition leader Maria Corina Machado with conspiracy to kill President Nicolas Maduro and told her that she faces a maximum prison sentence of eight to 16 years if convicted.
A Colombian army general announced his resignation from the armed forces Monday night, a day after he was released by rebels who kidnapped him in a remote village to which he had traveled in plainclothes and without a military escort.
A Colombian army general was released by his rebel captors Sunday in a remote northwestern jungle, setting the scene for a resumption of peace talks that were halted after insurgents captured the commander two weeks earlier.
Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to continue her political protests after officials ordered her to face charges of conspiracy to murder the nation's president, an accusation she denied.
Colombia's largest rebel group acknowledged Tuesday that it had kidnapped a general over the weekend but gave no indication of whether he would be released, a condition announced a day earlier by President Juan Manuel Santos for the resumption of peace talks.
Colombia’s defense minister headed to a remote northwestern state Monday to direct search and rescue operations for an army general whose kidnapping over the weekend by suspected rebels prompted the government to suspend peace talks with the insurgent group.
With peace talks between Colombian officials and leftist guerrillas stalled as the two-year mark nears, the government's lead negotiator warned this week that his side's patience was limited and demanded a halt to recent attacks on civilians and the military.